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Comedy featuring interweaving stories of seven households caught up in a property chain on moving day, each one dependent on the other.

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Comedy featuring interweaving stories of seven households caught up in a property chain on moving day, each one dependent on the other.

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Ein Umzug kommt selten allein  »

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Jack Rosenthal used the same character name, Bamber, for the head removal man in both this film (when he was played by 'Warren Mitchell') and in the TV series Moving Story (1994) (when he was played by Warren Clarke). In both cases, the character was a know-it-all who incessantly impressed (and bored!) his colleagues with his prodigious knowledge - hence the nickname "Bamber", a reference to Bamber Gascoigne, the questionmaster on University Challenge (1962). See more »

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Karma Chameleon
Composed by Boy George (as O'Dowd), Roy Hay, Jon Moss, Mikey Craig,
Phil Pickett
Performed by Billie Whitelaw
Used by kind permission of Virgin Music (Publishers) Limited and Warner Bros. Music
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8 September 2001 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

...but not to the east side, "Jeffersons"-style. Rather, a study of the mind sets of the various social classes in London. The film might be simply described as 'a day in the life of London' as several people move houses, each to a more upscale neighbourhood, each to the house of the next one in the film. A 'nice little movie' is an apt description - there are no car chases, no action heroes, no blonde bombshells, just a study of what makes people tick. I grew up in Canada, but lived in London at age 20, and am somewhat familiar with the areas in question, and can't help but smile to myself as I watch this film. The philosophical musings of the moving crew boss can be a little confusing, particularly with his heavy accent, but all-in-all, it's a simple set of sub-stories to follow, each with its own particular flavour. A must-see for the film festival crowd, similar movies would be the West German-made "Aria" and the internationally directed "Night On Earth".


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