Locomotive Entertainment


Holding On
Afonso Reis e Sousa

Holding On

Holding On is a highly charged and intricately plotted contemporary thriller set in London's gangland. Yet the film is not so much concerned with the mechanics of violence and retribution as with the arbitrary and unpredictable effects that a single violent act has when everyone involved is working to a different agenda. This thriller keeps taking you into dark alleys that constantly turn into dead ends. It carefully builds a maze of tension with unpredictable and unexpected events creating a highly charged contemporary film noir that echoes British movies Get Carter and The Long Good Friday.


  • The suspense grabs you from the first frame to the last in this astonishing first film. Afonso Reis e Sousa directs with a great deal of polish and poise, and delivers a wonderfully lean story. 

    John Marriott, CNN, Chairman The Critics’ Circle
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Run Time: 97 mins
Year of Production: 2000
Language: English
Director: Afonso Reis e Sousa
  • Kenneth Colley (Star Wars V - The Empire Strikes Back )
  • Douglas Fielding (Z Cars)
  • Jan Goodman (Hurricane)