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The London Story (1986)

A mysterious woman recruits a Cabinet doorman and an ex-civil servant for a plot to bring down the British government.

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Sally Potter

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Sally Potter
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Cast

Credited cast:
George Antoni George Antoni ... The Door (as George Yiassoumi)
Lol Coxhill Lol Coxhill ... Mr. Popper
Arthur Fincham Arthur Fincham ... The Minister
Dennis Greenwood Dennis Greenwood ... Ice Skater
Jacky Lansley Jacky Lansley ... Jack Winger
Dermot Murnaghan Dermot Murnaghan ... Newscaster
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A mysterious woman recruits a Cabinet doorman and an ex-civil servant for a plot to bring down the British government.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1986 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Historia londynska See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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1.37 : 1
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Romeo and Juliet
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
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Dirty Government
4 July 2002 | by kokkinoskhioniSee all my reviews

This is pretty much a piece of anti-Thatcher propaganda, commenting on the selling off of British Business interests to the USA, and the corruption of Government. Shot on a very low budget, making the most of the use of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet on the sound track. It's actually quite funny, culminating in a dance routine on the south bank between the spy and her collaborators. Twenty years down the line it's a good reminder of the sheer grimy pathetic seediness of old England and the dirty old Conservative Government of the 1980's. Well worth a look.


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