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Radio On (1979)

| Drama, Music, Mystery | 1979 (UK)
Set in 1970's Britain, a man drives from London to Bristol to investigate his brother's death. The purpose of his trip is offset by his encounters with a series of odd people.

Director:

Christopher Petit

Writer:

Christopher Petit (script)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Beames David Beames ... Robert
Lisa Kreuzer ... Ingrid
Sandy Ratcliff ... Kathy
Andrew Byatt Andrew Byatt ... Deserter
Sue Jones-Davies Sue Jones-Davies ... Girl
Sting ... Just Like Eddie
Sabina Michael Sabina Michael ... Aunt
Katja Kersten Katja Kersten ... German Woman
Paul Hollywood Paul Hollywood ... Kid
Adrian Jones Adrian Jones
Cyril Kent Cyril Kent
Bernard Mistovski Bernard Mistovski
Nina Pace Nina Pace
Joseph Riordan Joseph Riordan
David Squire David Squire
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Set in 1970's Britain, a man drives from London to Bristol to investigate his brother's death. The purpose of his trip is offset by his encounters with a series of odd people.

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Drama | Music | Mystery

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Country:

UK | West Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Radio on See more »

Filming Locations:

M4, London, England, UK See more »

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Mono
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Connections

Featured in Interview with Chris Petit and Keith Griffiths (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Frozen Years
Written by Brinsley Schwarz
Performed by The Rumour
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visible traces after 25 years
30 August 2005 | by crannog-1See all my reviews

came across this database entry by accident. saw the movie 25 years ago and still can find its traces in my memory - amongst these the strongest when Robert and a hitchhiker drive along a forest of power line pylons and find them awful. Robert says something like "years from now when only a few of them are left we might say they're beautiful" (sorry, a 25 year old memory is not the best base for correct quoting) Christopher Petits influences of the early Wim Wenders road movies can be traced down best in " I'm Laufe der Zeit (Kings of the Road) " from 1976 - its in b/ w as well. But to me there is as well a link to Jarmush's " Stranger than Paradise " from 1984 (more acting and dialogs but the same slow glide thru scenic black& white landscapes)


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