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London Kills Me (1991)

For want of a nail a shoe was lost, for want of a shoe... a young man's life is almost lost, which is exactly what this film is all about: a man barely twenty who wants desperately to pull ... See full summary »

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Headley
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Hemingway the Restaurant Manager
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Bike
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Tom Tom
Emer McCourt ...
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Burns
Joseph Alessi ...
Plainclothes Policeman
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DJ at Party
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Oliver Kester ...
Black Thug at Party
Paudge Behan ...
White Thug at Party
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Faulkner
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For want of a nail a shoe was lost, for want of a shoe... a young man's life is almost lost, which is exactly what this film is all about: a man barely twenty who wants desperately to pull out of London's drug world by taking a job as a waiter in a 'normal' restaurant. But to do this he must come up with a "sensible pair of shoes," an item that his homeless meanderings hasn't provided him. In fact, the shoes become a symbol of his striving to break away from those, like himself, who are caught up in the tragedy of drugs and lasciviousness which is so aptly described... sometimes graphically, always realistically... in this film. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for drug use, language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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13 December 1991 (UK)  »

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London Kills Me - levottomat jalat  »

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$170,667 (USA)
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Trivia

The title "London Kills me" was suggested to Hanif Kureishi by David Byrne who was just coming from Madrid. In the 80's "Madrid Me Mata"(Madrid Kills Me) was a well known phrase that became popular due to the Magazine "Madrid Me Mata" created and directed by Oscar Mariné (who will later design Film posters for Spanish directors like Almodovar, Medem and De La Iglesia). Soon in the 90's the well known phrase will be used to express the love/hate relationship of certain artists with the city they live in. See more »

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Referenced in Day in a Life 2016 LP Low Res (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Are You Lonesome Tonight
Written by Roy Turk (uncredited) and Lou Handman (uncredited)
Published by Redwood Music and Bourne Music
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I loved it
26 April 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie when it came out and I really loved it. I loved the characters because they reminded me of myself or of my friends I either had or wished I had. Granted, the story has no grand significance nor does it attempt to. It's simply a tale of a few delinquents living their weird lives in London trying to get something out of life, whether it's a fix, a job, or a pair of shoes.


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