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Carl has travelled from Yorkshire to central London to clear up the details of his brothers death. Although a successful attorney Carl finds that there is another side to his brothers life, which he willingly gets pulled into. A group of techno junkies accept him into their family, as he is the brother of their late friend. With copious MDA to aide him Carl enters the underground all-night rave scene in hopes of discovering the truth to his brothers suspicious death. Written by
How on earth this film isn't more widely regarded is beyond me.
I picked it up for £1, and I'm not exaggerating when I say it's the best pound I've ever spent on a film.
The thing that usually lets films about the club scene down is either the music or the actual scenes filmed in clubland.
Here, the music and club scenes are completely credible,using some big tunes of the time, and filmed in real clubs, with people actually looking like they want to be there.
The performances from the actors are of a high standard all round, although Jason Donovan in particular for me stands out (he was playing Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show in London at roughly the time this must have been filming, so his drag phase was in full flow!), and of course Tim Curry who's eloquent drug land boss is convincing.
Simply put, if you're a fan of British film you have to see this, it matters not a jot if you're into clubbing as the film is strong enough as a story anyway.
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