This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe. Many actors play multiple roles, giving the film a stagy tone.
In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges ... See full summary »
Jimmy is a self-loathing and frustrated musician who works at a candy shop. He takes out his rage on his long suffering wife and his business partner and best friend, who lives next door. ... See full summary »
George and Betty, a middle-class English couple, have just moved into a big Edwardian house in London and are throwing a party to celebrate. Unfortunately, after ten days none of their ... See full summary »
One of the best movies I have seen - unavailable for consumer purchase
I can still remember watching this film back in 1989 - I was blown away by the vocal of Ellen Greene - The acting in this little know movie was great. The timing of this films release could not have been any better as it co-insided with the headlines of the day. Tel-evanglists were in the spot light and this made light of them, but also provided insight in to what can happen when you believe in yourself and others around you.
I have been trying to purchase a copy of this film since 1989 with out success. This movie is well worth your time to see and hear. The vocals of Ellen Greene are simple breathtaking.
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