A gangster film just released in the UK incited youths with machetes to brawl at a screening which has led to it being banned from some cinemas.
‘Blue Story’ is proving to be one of the most controversial British films in years. The film directed by Andrew “Rapman” Onwubolu – is at the centre of a storm after an all-out brawl broke out during a showing of the film in Birmingham.
Armed police were on the scene after people with machetes at Star City, in the Nechells area of the city were reported, around 5:30pm on Saturday. A group of more than 100 people were there, with pockets of fighting breaking out as families queued to see ‘Frozen 2’. The incident has led to reports that the film is being pulled from Vue cinemas across the country.
‘Blue Story’ is about friends Timmy and Marco who become rivals in a vicious postcode war between South London’s Peckham and Deptford districts. The pair were best friends who went to school together before being drawn into a world of violence – something altogether too real in London today where fatal knife crime is rife. It’s a follow-up to Rapman’s hugely successful YouTube series ‘Shiro’s Story’.