Thirty Assassins. 24 hours. One winner.
Making his feature-film debut Britishdirector, Scott Mann, brings unprecedented big Hollywoodstyle thrills and gory spills to the streets of Middlesborough in a fast-pacedaction movie whose cast includes Robert Carlyle, Ving Rhames, Kelly Hu, andLiam Cunningham.
Every seven years, 30 of the world’s top assassins compete in The Tournament, with the last man standing the ultimate champion. Locked away in a secret location, a syndicateof billionaire gamblers bet on who will win, CCTV cameras displaying everyheart-thudding, gut-wrenching, no-holds-barred kill for theirentertainment. Presided over bycharismatic syndicate leader Powers (Liam Cunnigham), we meet the competitors, includingJoshua Harlow (Ving Rhames), the reigning champ, out for revenge for the deathof his wife, and Lai Lai Zen (Kelly Hu) who, at 17, was killing for the Triadsbut now seeks redemption for her last kill; an innocent woman.
Caught up in this, by a twist of fate delivered by French assassin Anton Bogart (Sebastien Foucan),is down-at-heel priest Father McAvoy (Robert Carlyle), a drunken, broken man. He prays to the Blessed Virgin to help him be a good man and a strong man. They say God moves in mysterious ways and Father McAvoy soon faces the biggest challenge of his life when he unwittingly becomes a player in the ultimate game.