“An explosive sun-drenched, rum-soaked thriller.”—Sundance Film Festival
Steeped in the humid atmosphere of Jamaica, and set against a classic, pulsating score, KLA$H combines the hard-edged style of THE HARDER THEY COME with a the sultry intrigue of film noir. Stoney (Giancarlo Esposito- “Breaking Bad”), a world-weary photographer past his prime, comes to Kingston to photograph the Klash, an electrifying battle of the world’s best Reggae and Dancehall performers. he believes this to be a routine assignment, but soon finds himself under the spell of Blossom ( Jasmine Guy- “DEAD Like Me”), the steamy goddess of the dancehalls and the “property” of underworld kingpin Mr. Lee (Lucien Chen). Unhappy in her life as a gun moll, she sees Stoney as her ticket out.
Blossom has devised a seamless plan to steal the box-office receipts generated by the Klash- if Mr. Lee and his double-crossing thugs don’t beat her to it! There is apparently no honor amongst, thieves, and with the police, led by Lieutenant Loveless (Cedella Marley- The Mighty Quinn), quickly closing in, the stakes become dizzyingly high in this race for money, power and freedom.