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
5 guys, 4 legends, 3 lovers, 2 friends, 1 band.
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Did You Know?
Some of the paintings Stu makes in the film are reproductions of actual paintings by Stuart Sutcliffe. See more
The train carriage at Hamburg station has a date of 22.2.90 stenciled at the bottom. This will be the date of the last full service, 3 years before filming but 30 years after the action. See more
I like the blonde but I prefer the brunette.
Blondes have more fun.
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
References A Hard Day's Night
C'était un jour de fête
Music by Marguerite Monnot
Lyrics by Édith Piaf
Performed by Édith Piaf
By kind permission of Editions Micro
Recording courtesy of Phonogram SA (P) 1941 See more