"A smart, penetrating first feature by the UK's Rowan Athale, Wasteland is a deconstructed heist film that eschews the genre's usual quick cutting and gritty visuals in favor of a quieter, more intimate approach" Hollywood Reporter
"Assured and engaging... Rowan Athale clearly knows how to bring out the best in his actors" Screen Daily
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After being released from prison for a crime he did not commit, Harvey Miller (Attack The Block's Luke Treadaway) has revenge on his mind. He recruits his three best friends to help him rob the local drug kingpin whose betrayal put him away in the first place. As the kingpin catches wind of the con, Harvey's plan evolves into a suspenseful and exciting scheme full of surprising twists that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Set in Yorkshire, with a sharp script and lively, convincing performances from its young cast, Wasteland is the bold first feature from writer and director Rowan Athale. It is a rare thing, a British crime caper that avoids the clichés of the genre, emerging as inventive, funny and surprisingly touching.