Babylon (1980)

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Franco Rosso directs Brinsley Forde, Trevor Laird and Karl Howman in this tale of a young black British man struggling with prejudices in Thatcher’s London. 

The acting isn’t going to win any BAFTAs… but that aside Babylon is an evocatively shot (Chris Menges is DoP) and thoughtfully insightful youth drama. Excellent dub soundtrack and derelict London locations.

8

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