CITY OF TINY LIGHTS is a crime thriller film directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point, Dredd) and co-written by author by Patrick Neate, based on his own 2005 novel of same name. It was screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF 2016).
Set in West London, the film centered on Tommy Akhtar (Riz Ahmed - Nightcrawler, Jason Bourne, Rogue One), who is a cricket fan, devoted son to an ailing father and deadbeat private eye. He’s got an office above a cab firm, a taste for cigarettes and bourbon, and a finely tuned moral compass that he keeps hidden behind a sharp cynicism. When Tommy walks into his office one morning to find high-class prostitute Melody seeking his help, he’s launched into a story that plays as an utterly original modern noir. The cast includes Billie Piper as Shelley, Tommy’s long-lost love.
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