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Hidden City (1987)

 -  Thriller | Mystery  -  24 June 1987 (UK)
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Sharon Newton (Cassie Stuart) leads the uncooperative James Richards (Charles Dance) into a world of misplaced government secrets, capitalistic artists and bungling secret agents. Will the ... See full summary »

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James Richards
Cassie Stuart ...
Sharon Newton
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Anthony
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Brewster
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Hillcombe
Tusse Silberg ...
Barbara
Richard Ireson ...
Schoolmaster
Saul Jephcott ...
Curtis
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Boyce (as Michael Muller)
Stevan Rimkus ...
Young Man in Tunnel
Gerard Horan ...
Young Man in Tunnel
Chris Jury ...
Man at Incinerator
Campbell Morrison ...
Man at Rubbish Tip
Robin Soans ...
Man in Tram Tunnel
Noreen Kershaw ...
Woman Teacher
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Sharon Newton (Cassie Stuart) leads the uncooperative James Richards (Charles Dance) into a world of misplaced government secrets, capitalistic artists and bungling secret agents. Will the truth be out? Will the meaning of the hidden film footage spliced into innocuous Government Information Films be discovered? And what is so important about these misplaced medical records? Hidden City is a film set in a London made hidden by the layers of history and secrets. Written by Robert Leather <user@robert.leather.softnet.co.uk>

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Beneath the city streets lie government secrets. File #7 is missing... Pray they don't find it.

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Striking and underrated film
5 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Of all Poliakoff's work on film, this is probably the most underrated and often missed , and is one of his two best works from the 1980s.

This is an interesting and thoughtful look at the workings of one aspect of modern government, which was well-received at the time and premiered at the Venice festival, but has become criminally and unjustly difficult to find. A proper DVD reissue is long overdue here.Charles Dance produces a typically strong performance with direction, performances and casting all solid ; this was a part of the important Film on Four strand that helped keep British cinema alive during some of its lowest points of the 1980s.


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