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Burning an Illusion (1981)

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A young black woman in England becomes increasingly frustrated with her life with her lazy, demanding boyfriend, and with the help of friends seeks something better.

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Cassie McFarlane ...
Pat Williams
Victor Romero Evans ...
Del Bennett (as Victor Romero)
Beverley Martin ...
Sonia
Angela Wynter ...
Cynthia
Malcolm Frederick ...
Chamberlain (as Malcolm Fredericks)
Chris Tummings ...
Scotty
Trevor Laird ...
Pest
Corinne Skinner-Carter ...
Pat's Mother
Marva Buchanan ...
Lorna
Larrington Walker ...
Tony
Millie Kiarie ...
Chairwoman
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Christine
Ruddy L. Davis ...
Father
Suzanne Auguste ...
Angela
Brian Bovell ...
Nat West
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A young black woman in England becomes increasingly frustrated with her life with her lazy, demanding boyfriend, and with the help of friends seeks something better.

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Victor Romero-Evans was also well known as a singer of Lovers Rock in the late 70s/early 80s See more »

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Woman on the Bass
Composed by Owen Reyes Johnson
Performed by Ebony
Courtesy of Keynote Records
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Brilliant storytelling!
7 December 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am surprised this movie has not been reviewed yet. It is so amazing. The portrayal of London in the late 70's and early 80's is so true. Only the second black directed film at the time. Slated to a more chick-flick, or feminist. Total recommend for strong females and gaining an insight in London, and the racial tension. It is such an unique love story. The costume design (fashion) was amazing too. The vision the director tried to portray is quite parallel to Pressure by Horace Ove. But overall we see a young black woman maturing more into an independent lady this is contrasted by the reality she is living and what she envisions for herself. Effectively showing rocky situations can easily be for better. It's worth a watch!8/10


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