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
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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 »
If I'm to like a movie, I need to care about the lead characters and what happens to them. In this waste-pod of a film, I found myself hoping that they would all die in the end. None of the characters are people that you'd ever want to meet, they all made me sick. If not for a few nude scenes, I would have given this wretched movie a 1.
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