Snatch by Guy Ritchie
Topics: Irish Traveller, Culture, American films / Pages: 4 (822 words) / Published: Jan 16th, 2012


Illegal boxing, pikeys and gangsters – this may all sound confusing, but after watching this movie it will all make perfect sense. Snatch is a fast-paced action movie, directed by Guy Ritchie, which first of all deals with the robbery of a huge diamond, which everyone is of course interested in getting their hands on. All of the movies characters desire this diamond, perhaps except Mickey – the so-called pikey, who just wants a new caravan for his mom. Mickey is dragged into the illegal boxing matches by Turkish and his partner Tommy, who is setting up matches for Brick Top - the gangster, who thinks feeding people to pigs, is the easiest way to get rid of obstacles in his way for money. Mickey has to lose the game, but he eventually ends up knocking every last one of his opponents out, and tricks everyone in the movie. Turkish and Tommy, who just fixes the boxing matches, actually do not have much to do with the retrieving of the diamond, but in the end they get the diamond by accident, when they find the dog that swallowed it. Turkish and Tommy then contact Avi, who in the first place wanted to buy the diamond, with the purpose of selling it.
The movie consists of two plots, which intertwine during the movie. First there is the retrieving of the diamond, and second there are the boxing matches. At first it may be hard to see what the two separate stories has to do with each other, but in the end the two boxing promoters get the diamond, and the two stories meet. It can be hard to keep up with the story, since there are two plots, and the viewer is introduced to so many different characters. Besides the many characters the viewer is introduced to a lot of communities with different cultures, which makes it all the more confusing but intriguing as well. Snatch is definitely not a movie you can watch with just one eye open and still keep up with.
The character who is the least like the others must be Mickey. Mickey is a so-called pikey, which refers to

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