Snatch is a 2000 crime film written and directed by British filmmaker Guy Ritchie, and featuring an ensemble cast. Set in the London criminal underworld, the film contains two intertwined plots — one dealing with the search for a stolen diamond, the other with a small-time boxing promoter named Turkish (Jason Statham) who finds himself under the thumb of a sadistic gangster known as Brick Top (Alan Ford).
Snatch features an assortment of colourful characters, including the "pikey" Irish Traveller Mickey O'Neil (Brad Pitt), Russian-Uzbek ex-KGB agent and arms-dealer Boris "the Blade" Yurinov (Rade Sherbedgia), professional thief and gambling addict Frankie "Four-Fingers" (Benicio del Toro) and bounty hunter Bullet-Tooth Tony (Vinnie Jones). It is also distinguished by a kinetic direction and editing style, a circular plot featuring numerous ironic twists of chance and causality, and a fast pace.
The film shares themes, ideas and motifs with Ritchie's first film, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. It is also filmed in the same visual style and features many of the same actors, including Vinnie Jones, Jason Statham, Alan Ford and Jason Flemyng, who appears in a minor role as one of the "pikeys".
Young boxing promoter “Turkish” (Jason Statham) narrates the film, and his opening monologue introduces himself and his partner Tommy (Stephen Graham) while providing a back-story on the origins of the diamond that occupies all of the film's characters.
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