A classic that captures a certain time in Britain.
A strange, moody, yet captivating film that captures the atmosphere at a certain time in Britain. I love the images of the terrace houses, the back alleyways and bombed out areas. I grew up just off Holderness Road in Hull and the images gave me a flashback to that time. The air is heavy with coal smoke, the roads have few cars and kids are playing in the streets, whilst the people all look gray like in a Lowry painting. The silent parts are the best as the images speak for themselves.
The humour is nicely understated. My particular favorite is the scene with the lift and the security guard.
I not sure what messages the film is seeking to convey, but as an observation piece it is superb.
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