Rent Absolute Beginners (1986)

3.0 of 5 from 65 ratings
1h 43min
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Synopsis:
Set against a backdrop of emerging teen culture and rising racial tension in late 50s London, Colin Maclnnes' cult novel is brought to the screen in Julien Temple's lavish musical adaptation. Struggling young photographer Colin sees his ambitious, fame-seeking girlfriend Crepe Suzette slipping away as she ruthlessly pursues a career in fashion. To win her back he'll need to compromise his idealism and do whatever it takes to make the big time himself.
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Directors:
Producers:
Chris Brown, Stephen Woolley
Writers:
Colin MacInnes, Michael Hamlyn, Richard Burridge, Christopher Wicking, Don MacPherson, Terry Johnson
Studio:
Second Sight
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Drama, Music & Musicals, Romance, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/07/2016
Run Time:
103 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • "Absolute Ambition" - A newly produced 53 minute documentary featuring interviews with Julien Temple, Stephen Woolley, Nik Powell, Oliver Stapleton, John Beard, Eddie O'Connell and Edward Tudor-Pole
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/07/2016
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • "Absolute Ambition" - A newly produced 53 minute documentary featuring interviews with Julien Temple, Stephen Woolley, Nik Powell, Oliver Stapleton, John Beard, Eddie O'Connell and Edward Tudor-Pole

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best soundtrack of the 80s - Absolute Beginners review by Cf

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13/08/2019

We last saw this film when it came out but bought the soundtrack - on cassette! - and listened to it for years. We were keen to see how it had aged and the verdict was 'well'. It still looks stylish. How could it not with both David Bowie and Sade in it. Top points (still) for soundtrack and choreography. The sets, from a pre CGI era, are witty and inventive. In fact the reason we went to see it in the cinema when if came out was because our neighbour was involved in the special effects. The acting is wooden and some of the editing stilted but it gets by on sheer exuberence.

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