By Bad Seed
Snatch is a 2000 film by British writer-director Guy Ritchie. It features an ensemble cast. Set in the London criminal underworld, the movie 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 psychotic gangster named Brick Top (Alan Ford).
The film is characterised by an assortment of colourful characters, including the "pikey" Irish Traveller Mickey O'Neil (Pitt), Russian-Uzbek ex-KGB agent and arms-dealer Boris 'the Blade' Yurinov (or Boris the Bullet-Dodger) (Rade Šerbedžija), professional thief-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 movie shares similar themes, ideas and motifs as 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 and Jason Flemyng, who appears in a minor role as one of the 'pikeys'. It has been noted by some critics that Snatch bears a resemblance to the 1994 film Pulp Fiction; both deal with underworld criminals, very valuable items (the glowing case in Pulp Fiction and the diamond in Snatch), and boxers (Butch, Bruce Willis, in Pulp Fiction; and Mickey, Brad Pitt).
The Herbaliser is a Jazz / hip-hop band formed by Ollie Teeba and Jake Wherry in England during the early '90s. Currently one of the most famous artists from the Ninja Tune independent record label, they have released 8 LPs, including two DJ mixes: one for Ninja Tune's Solid Steel series and the other - released in february 2006 - for Fabric's Live Mix series. Tracks by The Herbaliser have featured a variety of guest vocalists including Jean Grae, Roots Manuva, MF Doom, Seaming To, Rakaa-Iriscience, Blade, Phi Life Cypher, Bahamadia and Dream Warriors.