When underworld kingpin John Morgan (Billy Murray) returns to London with his wife Sadie (Jeanine Nerissa Sothcott) from their perfect life abroad, a feud is reignited with vengeful cop Frank Conway (Nick Moran) who is obsessed with bringing him down.
Meanwhile, pressure from big boss Damien Osbourne (Bruce Payne) only adds unnecessary heat to the rising tension within the family business, with Morgan’s brother Richard (Frank Harper) and nephew Eddie (Danny Bear) constantly at each other’s throats.
John aims to bring the Morgan gang together at a party in his plush apartment where they are set to meet his daughter Kate’s (Ambra Moore) new girlfriend Zoe (Lucy Aarden) – but all is not what it seems and as the night progresses a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues ending in revenge and murder, as the family are trapped in their own home by a gang of heavily armed intruders.
“Billy Murray and Nick Moran give career best performances” Paul Heath, The Hollywood News
Nemesis is the first (of hopefully many) film out of Jeanine Nerissa Sothcott and Jonathan Sothcott's "Shogun Films" brand, and if this is just the start, then there will be more terrific films to look out for from Shogun!
Nemesis is not the run of the mill British gangland storyline, as you can see from the film blurb above, there are a couple of stories on the go here. Billy Murray plays the part of Underworld kingpin John Morgan, and you couldn't find an actor more suited to this role. Billy Murray's performance is the usual high standard as he seems to settle into roles as a British gangster so naturally! and Jeanine Nerissa Sothcott plays as Sadie. John's wife, who doesn't take any shit!
Nemesis has a great cast, with Nick Moran, Frank Harper, Jeanine Nerissa Sothcott, Ricky Grover, Bruce Payne, Julian Glover, Danny Bear, Lucy Aarden and Ambra Moore (Roger Moore's grandaughter!).
Each of these actors are so well suited to each of their roles, Nick Moran's part as Frank Conway is convincing as a man obsessed with bringing down John Morgan, and he believes his reasons are justified, while Frank Harper plays Richard, the hardman brother of John...
With everything coming to a storyline where everything ties together, Lucy Aarden really portrays her role with real expertise (I don't want to give away any spoilers... but her character change is amazing!)
If I was to make any complaints about this film, it would be that it could have been a bit longer!
As is usual for ANY film release, this may not be for everyone. This is a good film in it's own right, the storyline is not the typical gangster style release... But it is well worth watching and adding to your crime collection
I ordered the DVD online, it didn't arrive on release day, So I watched it on digital release... so I've paid for it twice! no regrets... (Jim. Londoncrime Founder)