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Watch: Realistic Violence Makes Gerard Johnson’s ‘Hyena’ No Laughing Matter

Watch: Realistic Violence Makes Gerard Johnson's 'Hyena' No Laughing Matter

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For this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, the Apple Store in Soho, Manhattan and Indiewire teamed up for a series of Tribeca Talks with this year’s film talent. Writer-director Gerard Johnson and actor Peter Ferdinando stopped by to discuss their film “Hyena.”

“Hyena” stars Ferdinando as a London cop, swimming in a cesspool of corruption, who helps an Albanian woman escape the sex trade. In the clip above, Johnson declares that violence isn’t pretty, so it shouldn’t be pretty on screen. “It should never look clean and smart, it should look ugly,” he said. “That’s entertaining on one level, but it’s not real.”

Be sure to check out the full panel discussion on iTunes in either audio or video form. 

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