For want of a nail a shoe was lost, for want of a shoe... a young man's life is almost lost, which is exactly what this film is all about: a man barely twenty who wants desperately to pull ...
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For want of a nail a shoe was lost, for want of a shoe... a young man's life is almost lost, which is exactly what this film is all about: a man barely twenty who wants desperately to pull out of London's drug world by taking a job as a waiter in a 'normal' restaurant. But to do this he must come up with a "sensible pair of shoes," an item that his homeless meanderings hasn't provided him. In fact, the shoes become a symbol of his striving to break away from those, like himself, who are caught up in the tragedy of drugs and lasciviousness which is so aptly described... sometimes graphically, always realistically... in this film.Written by
BOB STEBBINS <email@example.com>
The title "London Kills me" was suggested to Hanif Kureishi by David Byrne who was just coming from Madrid. In the 80's "Madrid Me Mata"(Madrid Kills Me) was a well known phrase that became popular due to the Magazine "Madrid Me Mata" created and directed by Oscar Mariné (who will later design Film posters for Spanish directors like Almodovar, Medem and De La Iglesia). Soon in the 90's the well known phrase will be used to express the love/hate relationship of certain artists with the city they live in. See more »
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I love this film
I picked it up at the video store about 10 years ago, because the title caught my eye. I was very surprised to find that the movie was very entertaining; with serious bits, but oh such funny bits too. I loved the wittiness of it. It took me a year before I was able to locate a place to purchase it. I have it in my library now and watch it every so often. I LOVE "Clint Eastwood! Justin Chadwick is perfect as Clint Eastwood.
The characters are very real, and you truly begin to feel for each one of them. Even the supporting cast gives such life to their characters. Of course Steve McIntosh is great as Muff Diver, McIntosh never disappoints with his acting.
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