By Bernard ROSE

INDEPENDENT - as SALES All rights, World

Comedy - Completed 2009

The life story of Howard Marks, an elite British drug smuggler.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 116 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Bernard ROSE
    • Writer(s)
    • Bernard ROSE, Howard MARKS
    • Producer(s)
    • Luc ROEG (Independent), Daniel SHEPHERD, James PERKINS, Mark ALBELLA (Kanzaman), Denise O'DELL (Kanzaman), Andrew ORR (Independent)
    • Synopsis
    • Nuclear physicist, marijuana connoisseur, school teacher, money launderer, gentleman, fugitive and spy…
      Raconteur, travel agent, writer, philosopher of science and supposed 20th century gay icon…
      Rock Music tour promoter, public speaker, board game appreciator and the biggest dope smuggler on the planet. MR NICE.
      From: Kenfig, South Wales, 1945. To: Oxford University, Germany, London, Ireland, Pakistan, Amsterdam, Thailand, Ibiza, Majorca, Manila, America. Jail.
      Contact with: the mafia, CIA, IRA and MI6.
      43 aliases, 4 kids, 89 phone lines, 25 companies throughout the world and over one million books sold. We follow Howard’s prodigious rise. And fall. This is the frequently hilarious, occasionally sad, and often surreal story of Howard’s life so far.
      “The most sophisticated drugs baron of all time…He sounds like Richard Burton and looks like a Rolling Stone”
      - The Daily Mail
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jan 01, 2009