With British gangster movies all the rage, petty criminals Peter, Mickey and Jez conclude that filming their exploits would be more profitable than committing the crimes themselves. They quickly abduct Crystal to play the role of a kidnapped hostage in their bank heist film. Crystal resists until she realizes she will be the female lead. The boys next enlist local mobster Eddie to play the heavy in their film. He too is enamoured by their offer. However the plans go widely astray when Eddie forces the boys to commit a real robbery while filming it!
Gritty and believable, Nailing Vienna chronicles the misguided struggles of London’s losers to achieve “Vienna”, that mythical state of mind where hopes and dreams are fulfilled.