7.5/10
457
8 user 8 critic

London (1994)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 3 June 1994 (UK)
An inspiring tale through London by pictures narrated by Paul Scofield.

Director:

Patrick Keiller

Writer:

Patrick Keiller
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Robinson is commissioned to investigate the unspecified "problem of England." The narrator describes his seven excursions, with the unseen Robinson, around the country. They mainly ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Keiller
Stars: Paul Scofield
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A tour around England featuring images of nature and various industrialized and militarized settings.

Director: Patrick Keiller
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave
Bullet Boy (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In one of East London's most volatile neighborhoods, pride, rivalry and revenge are the only codes on the street. Touted as a British Boyz in the Hood, Bullet Boy is a gripping and ... See full summary »

Director: Saul Dibb
Stars: Ashley Walters, Luke Fraser, Leon Black
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young West German working-class man wins the lottery and initiates a relationship with a man above his social standing.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel, Karlheinz Böhm
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch, Ivan Desny
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Scofield ... Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

An inspiring tale through London by pictures narrated by Paul Scofield.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1994 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

London retró See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot over a period of 11 months in 1992. See more »

Goofs

In the end-credits, the film mentions music by the "Columbian" (rather than Colombian) Carnival Association. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Robinson credits Sterne with the discovery of the cinema in his description of duration as the succession of ideas which follow and succeed each other in our minds like the images on the inside a lantern, turned round by the heat of a candle.
See more »

Connections

Followed by Robinson in Ruins (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Big words and loads of references do not equal an intelligent, well-argued point.
17 April 2019 | by gazzolaariaSee all my reviews

This is simply awful.

It's very pretentious. Constant references to artists and philosophers, even though they are irrelevant to prove the point the narrator is trying to make. Use of the french language for no other reason than trying to sound "fancy".

Some pretty shots, like the recurring theme of water, that was good.

Extreme manipulation of the events that happened in 1992. Conservatives win the election and right after the IRA bombing is shown, almost suggesting that the bombing was a response to the result.

Constantly criticizing the monarchy and conservative supporters. Making it hard to classify this as an excursion film. If it was up to me, I would put this in the "*Author complains for 1 hour and a half straight through its characters about the world he lives in and blames SOCIETY" genre. Yep, its one of those wE LIvE in A sOCieTY BS movies.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed