UNITED KINGDOM, 2018 / 108 MINS
DIRECTOR: JOE PENHALL
STARRING: MICHAEL CAINE, MICHAEL GAMBON
A caper film about the unlikely gang of retirees that pulled off the daring Hatton Garden jewellery heist of 2015. Developed from Mark Seal's Vanity Fair piece 'The Over the Hill Mob', the film tells the story of the epic multi-million-pound robbery initially believed to be undertaken by a gang of super-thieves. The actual perpetrators were a group of tough-guy retired criminals in their late 60s and 70s — with all kinds of physical maladies — who were mostly unoccupied and bored, until they consulted a bunch of how-to books and figured out a way to pull off one last hurrah over a long weekend in April 2015.
Entering the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company property via a lift shaft, they drilled through the 50cm thick vault walls with heavy machinery and escaped with a haul estimated to be worth around £200 million.