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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

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Alecky Blythe
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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 ... Helen
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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Trivia

The community spirt on London road has continued to grow, still having the London Road in Bloom competition every year. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

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Featured in London Road: Behind the Scenes (2015) See more »

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It's A Wicked Bloody World
Music by Adam Cork
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A Unique Film Experience that I Won't Easily Forget
7 October 2016 | by TheDanishCinemaGoerSee all my reviews

I was the 1000th person to rate the film, so I see it fair that I also throw up a review. Firstly, you need to know that this film is not for everyone. Absolutely not! Don't be lured in by Tom Hardy or Olivia Colman. You should instead be lured in by the unique take on film genre and a much more 'abstract' method of telling a story.

This is a musical about a series of five horrible murders that took place on London Road. Every lyric, however, is also taken verbatim from an interview conducted with real people and you therefore get some very genuine-feeling phrases being turned into musical numbers.

This all very weird, but the chilling melodies and rhythms as well as the intense and gritty way it is sung is frightening and works wonders. The acting is also very strong, but the intense use of color (or lack thereof) in the production and costume design is what really sells the songs and thereby the film.

The story is not too captivating, and there are times when a musical motif is used a dozen times too many, but this film is definitely worth checking out if you are in the mood for watching something extremely different and bizarre.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Лондонская дорога See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$363,461
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BBC Films, Cuba Pictures See more »
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2.35 : 1
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