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Absolute Beginners

Country: UK, Language: English, 108 mins

  • Director: Julien Temple
  • Writer: Richard Burridge; Michael Hamlyn
  • Producer: Chris Brown; Al Clark

CGiii Comment

A colourful disaster.

The acting is beyond the credible imagination. The music is, quite frankly, lousy.

The script?!? Ooooops.

It hammered the final nail into Goldcrest's coffin...blame, who?

Stick to the music promos, Mr Temple.


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The(ir) Blurb...

A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette, but her relationships are strictly connected with her progress in the fashion world. So Colin gets involved with a pop promoter and tries to crack the big time. Meanwhile, racial tension is brewing in Colin's Notting Hill housing estate.

Cast & Characters

Patsy Kensit as Suzette;
Eddie O'Connell as Colin, Photographer / Narrator;
David Bowie as Vendice Partners;
James Fox as Henley of Mayfair, Dressmaker to the Queen;
Ray Davies as Arthur, Colin's Dad;
Mandy Rice-Davies as Flora;
Eve Ferret as Big Jill; Tony Hippolyte as Mr. Cool;
Graham Fletcher-Cook as Wizard;
Joe McKenna as Fabulous Hoplite;
Steven Berkoff as The Fanatic;
Sade as Athene Duncannon;
Edward Tudor-Pole as Ed the Ted;
Bruce Payne as Flikker;
Alan Freeman as Call-Me-Cobber