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London Road (2015)

TV-14 | | Musical, Mystery, Thriller | 12 June 2015 (UK)
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When five prostitutes are found dead in their community, residents of London Road in Ipswich, Suffolk come together to process the events and revitalize the community.

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Rufus Norris

Writer:

Alecky Blythe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Colman ... Julie
Clare Burt Clare Burt ... Sue
Rosalie Craig Rosalie Craig ... Kelly McCormack
Anita Dobson ... June
James Doherty ... Seb
Kate Fleetwood ... Vicky
Hal Fowler ... David Crabtree
Linzi Hateley Linzi Hateley ... Helen
Paul Hilton Paul Hilton ... Tim
Nick Holder ... Ron
Claire Moore Claire Moore ... Counciller Carole
Michael Shaeffer ... Simon Newton
Nicola Sloane ... Rosemary
Paul Thornley ... Dodge
Howard Ward Howard Ward ... Terry
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London Road documents the events of 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of London Road had struggled for years with frequent soliciting and kerb-crawling on their street. When a local resident was charged and then convicted of the murders, the community grappled with what it meant to be at the epicentre of this tragedy. Written by Protagonist Pictures

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Лондонская дорога See more »

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BBC Films,Cuba Pictures See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Several of the real residents from London road in Ipswich appear as extras in the film. See more »

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Selections from the original interviews and broadcasts are heard over the initial credits. See more »

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All The World's Press
Music by Adam Cork
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Great! But not for everybody
18 October 2015 | by Hezekiah PabicoSee all my reviews

It's not really surprising how an experimental film like this got polarized reviews... The idea, like many said, to create a documentary musical about a real-life murder is absurd, but the execution for the film was great. Many negative reviews regarding London Road mainly criticized this film because this is "not something you should sing about" like bloody hell people, WE'RE IN THE 21ST CENTURY! But once you get past that, you should be able to view London Road without clouded judgement. There really are no standout numbers or standout performances, which is what makes it great, considering it's a musical film about community (not the murder itself, really). The music is complex, but once the ensemble sing as one, it sounds beautiful. The lyrics taken from recordings in real life may be a bit annoying, but they sound quite natural with the characters singing them. The direction, production design and cinematography also surpass many films from Hollywood. Of course, it is for the viewers to decide, but you can't judge it until you've watched it.


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