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Clapham Junction (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 22 July 2007
A chronicle of 36 hours in the lives of a number of interconnected gay men in Clapham, South London.

Director:

Adrian Shergold

Writer:

Kevin Elyot
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Beard ... Roger Hopkirk
James Bellamy James Bellamy ... Black Youth 2
Robin Berry Robin Berry ... Man in Toilet 2
Rachael Blake ... Belinda Hopkirk
Samantha Bond ... Marion Rowan
Stuart Bunce ... Gavin
Philip Childs Philip Childs ... Newscaster
Jason Frederick Jason Frederick ... Black Youth 1
Richard Freeman ... Registrar
Rupert Graves ... Robin Cape
Stephen Hagan ... TV Assistant
Jefferson Hall ... Mail Man
Johnny Harris ... Tough Man
Francis Lee ... Murray
David Leon ... Alfie
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Storyline

Robin, a gay writer, has his script declined by a television executive whilst school-boy Theo stalks his neighbour Tim, on whom he spies through the window. Terry, who lives with his grandmother, prepares for a night out whilst professionals Gavin and Will celebrate a civil partnership though faithless Will flirts with young waiter Alfie, giving him his ring. Terry picks a man up at a gay club, inexplicably giving him a savage beating-up. Robin goes cruising in a toilet meeting the closeted Julian, before going on to a dinner party with married friends. To Robin's surprise Julian also turns up, having hidden in a cubicle whilst Alfie was pursued and attacked by gay bashers. Terry finds the severely injured waiter but rather than help him steals Will's ring. The dinner party guests, who also number Theo's parents, see the ambulance draw up for Alfie but Julian refuses to tell the police what he saw, to Robin's dismay. Terry himself is also beaten up and treated in hospital by Gavin, ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Inspired by true events. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Inspired by the murder of Jody Dobrowski in October 2005 who was beaten to death by two "gay-bashers" on Clapham Common. Dobrowski was beaten so badly, he could only be identified by his fingerprints, a detail that is echoed in the film. Both of Dobrowski's murderers received life sentences. See more »

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[first lines]
radio announcer: 30 degrees plus expected today. In fact, we could break the record which stands as the twelfth of June this year...
doctor: Look to the right.
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Featured in Screenwipe: Review of the Year 2007 (2007) See more »

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Well-done but rather one-sided
28 July 2007 | by evawatchesSee all my reviews

This movie gets another mixed review from me.

I didn't mind the negative portrayals so much (unsympathetic people exist, after all, among straights and gays alike, as does hatred and hypocrisy, and the performances were mostly really good), but I didn't like that that's all we get in this film. I've read that the writer didn't intend to portray the full range of gay life, but I guess that was what I expected from an anniversary-type movie. All the depression, the violence, the negativity left me feeling rather bleak and unsatisfied, thinking "But that's not all there is!"

And, on a rather superficial note, as a big fan of 'Maurice' I did wish for more interaction between Wilby and Graves. :)


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2007 (UK) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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