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Memoirs of a Survivor (1981)

Set in a bleak future where roving gangs of children terrorize city streets, and reality is often an illusion...

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'D'
Christopher Guard ...
Gerald
Leonie Mellinger ...
Emily Mary Cartwright
Debbie Hutchings ...
June
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Victorian Father
Pat Keen ...
Victorian Mother
Georgina Griffiths ...
Victorian Emily
Christopher Tsangarides ...
Victorian Son
Mark Dignam ...
Newsvendor
Alison Dowling ...
Janet White
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
Prof. White
Rowena Cooper ...
Mrs. White
Barbara Hicks ...
Woman on Waste Ground
John Comer ...
Man Delivering Emily
Adrienne Byrne ...
Maureen
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'D' is a chronicler of a society in chaos, who looks down on the marauding gangs, and rubbish-strewn streets from the fortress prison of her flat. Buffeted by inner dreams and longings, D finds an alternative world by stepping through the wall of her flat, like Alice through the Looking Glass. Here it is Victorian England, the bosom of an unsettled family, harbingers, perhaps, of the decay to come. She flits between the two sides of her double life, always observing, never participating, and watches as her protégé, Emily, becomes involved with vagrants' leader Gerald and their efforts to control the violent scavengers fail. Written by alfiehitchie

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September 1981 (UK)  »

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One of two filmed adaptations of stories by Doris Lessing first released in the year of 1981. The other picture was Killing Heat (1981) (aka "Killing Heat"). See more »

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28 July 2000 | by (Channel Islands) – See all my reviews

I saw this film on TV in the early eighties. Looking back I remember very little of the detail but it was one of those rare films that made you feel cheated when it finished because you wanted it to continue. Strange yes, but still maintained a credibility throughout. I was totally engrossed.

This film was my introduction to Doris Lessing and shortly after seeing the film I bought the book. Now, having read all her books, Lessing is one of my favourite authors. Would like to see the film again - anyone know if it's likely to be re-released?


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