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Hummingbird - Movie Review: Relatively engaging, amusing

"Getting alive for one summer!" is how Sister Cristina encapsulates Hummingbird. This film has layers that intriguingly unfurl. At the core of it is an interesting story of a gangster and a nun. This film, which spans over a period of eight months from spring to autumn, uses the small petite Hummingbird beautifully as an analogy since it makes its presence felt in Britain during this period.

Set in London over a period spanning February to October, writer-director Steven Knight's film highlights the redemption of the protagonist and issues like - the police turning a blind eye to prostitution, human trafficking, homelessness, violence and more that haunt the small denominators of society.

The film begins in a rudimentary documentary style, against the military and socio-political backdrop of Afghanistan, where a special commanding officer delivers "justice", his way. And then abruptly moves on to the back alleys of London, where the local drug peddlers unabashedly punches drug addicts and then chases a drugged couple, God knows for what!

This initial 15 minutes of the film leaves the audience bemused trying to grasp the link to make some semblance of the story, and this is no dream sequence. The chased dishevelled, uncombed drug addict is Joseph aka Joey, the former Special Forces Commander on the run from a military court martial. He breaks into a plush vacant apartment and realises that the flat belongs to some fashion photographer called Damon, who is away in New York for three months. So, he illegally occupies the flat.

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