Film Info: i.d.

i.d.

i.d.

John, a young ambitious copper, is sent undercover into the hardcore football hooligan gangs to try to find the ring-leaders. He slowly finds himself turning into one of the thugs he is infiltrating. The result is a desperate identity crisis. Set amid the urban dereliction of South and East London the story is about police and gangs, a thriller about the seduction of violence. At the same time, the story tells about a man's struggle to retain a sense of self when all those disparate elements that compose his personality have disintegrated.


Phil Davis is best known as an actor in films like Quadrophenia, The Firm and Mike Leigh's High Hopes. Previously, he directed a TV film Skullduggery from his own script for the BBC as part of their Screen One series. He then directed one of the Fourplay series for Channel 4 Deptford Graffitti. He directed the short film Life's a Gas for Channel 4 and British Screen in 1992, making this his second collaboration with writer Vincent O'Connell. i.d. is his first feature film as director.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1995
Director Phil Davis
Screenplay Vincent O\'Connell
Cinematography Thomas Mauch
Inge Behrens
Will Gregory
Cast Reece Dinsdale, Richard Graham, Claire Skinner, Sean Pertwee, Saskia Reeves, Warren Clarke
Producer Sally Hibbin
Production Companies Parallax Independent Productions/London, Metropolis Film, Berlin
Length 105 min
Format 35 mm, color
Dubbed Versions German
Original Version
 English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Dublin 1995

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