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South West 9 (2001)

Five very different characters are thrown together in one weird, mashed up day. It started out like any other, but 24 hours later everything had changed. South West 9 takes you through the ... See full summary »

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Five very different characters are thrown together in one weird, mashed up day. It started out like any other, but 24 hours later everything had changed. South West 9 takes you through the windscreen of the new millenium. The death of idealism, capitalism, religion and hippies. Even the drugs don't work anymore. The 'summer of love' generation have come down and they're ready to riot. Seattle. Stockholm. Paris. Genoa. May Day riots. Written by Anonymous

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Not such a bitter pill to swallow.
18 October 2001 | by (Dundee, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Set chiefly in squalid locations - squats, hang-outs, and semi-derelict buildings - and featuring a cast of pushers, crusties and skammers, SW9 is concerned to show how the drug culture can be equally alluring to parents, professionals and religious figures - with 'respectable' family or professional backgrounds.

Archive and media footage is used to paint a great picture of the colour and cultural history of a particular part of South London, and to reinforce the film-makers' concern with British and international political issues.

I enjoyed the restraint and narrative pace of the film and I particularly loved the twist whereby we discover something about a character we might have taken for granted.


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