• Film ID:
  • 5327
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=82 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Britain.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
LONDON (1993)
The 'story' is structured round three journeys undertaken by the Narrator and his friend Robinson to research the source of English Romanticism. As the pair attempt to get a grip on the city's history, contemporary events distract them from their planned route and their focus on the past. A scathing commentary on the effects of more than a decade of Conservatism, the film touches on figures as diverse as Baudelaire, John Major and the Chippendales and is one of the most original British features in a long time. Set and shot throughout 1992, this film constructs a feel for the city and buildings and an understanding of late Twentieth Century urban decline in Britain.
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