Dorchester Film Society
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London Road

Nov 14, 2016 - 19:30 - The Odeon

  • Director: Rufus Norris
  • Year: 2015
  • Country: UK
  • Run Time: 92 mins
  • Ratings
  • A: 31
  • B: 52
  • C: 27
  • D: 10
  • E: 0
  • Overall: 71.6
London Road

This filmed adaptation of the National Theatre's 2011 musical ‘London Road’ invites a fresh look at old truths about prejudice, suspicion and, finally, solidarity. The weird brew that director Norris and co have cooked up is giddily intoxicating: the songs rubbing up against the subject matter, the actors repeating words spoken in interviews to the show’s writer, Alecky Blythe, giving them a heightened, ‘reported’ feel. There are choreographed dances in dismal suburban locations, and a careful casting of faces that are at once ordinary and extraordinary.