A pre-fame Beatles head for the seedy clubs of Hamburg in search of success. The band meet up with a group of trendy German beatniks, one of whom (Astrid Kircherr) bass guitarist Stuart Sutcliffe falls in love with. Whilst best friend John Lennon can only watch, Sutcliffe has to choose between rock 'n roll and a new life in Germany... Written by
He Had To Choose Between His Best Friend... The Woman He Loved... And The Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band In the World.
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1990s punk-rock musicians and techniques were used to create the film's soundtrack, instead of the precise styles of the period, to better convey the way the music felt to the early Beatles audiences; "it was the punk of its day". See more
At the end of the film, text describing subsequent events is superimposed over shots of a beach. One paragraph notes that Klaus Voormann played bass on John Lennon's album "Imagine" and designed the Beatles' "Revolver" album cover, but although the former title is placed in quotation marks, the latter is not. See more
[the Beatles are being deported from Germany after it is discovered that George is underage. The police are escorting them to the train
[to one of the police officers
You wouldn't pull me leg. It really is the showers you're taking us to, isn't it, Mr. Goebels?
At the very end of the end titles, long after all the other music credits have run, one last music credit appears on the otherwise blank screen: "TIME TO GO HOME, Written by Maria Bird, Published by Minder Music." See more
Time to Go Home
Written by Maria Bird
Published by Minder Music Ltd See more