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The Boy Friend
Archived: The Boy Friend (1971)

director: Ken Russell

composer: Peter Maxwell Davies
With: Twiggy, Christopher Gable, Max Adrian, a.o.

duration: 137 minutes
Film Fest Gent - The Boy Friend

Coming from iconoclast Ken Russell ('Women in Love', 'The Music Lovers', 'The Devils'), 'The Boy Friend' is, by contrast, surprisingly temperate and restrained. It is also, without a doubt, his most charming film thanks to the delightful appearance of our poster girl Twiggy, exuding innocent charm in her first and only starring role in a feature film.


director: Ken Russell
composer: Peter Maxwell Davies
producer: Ken Russell
screenplay: Ken Russell & Sandy Wilson
Editor: Michael Bradsell
Cinematography: David Watkin

production company: Russflix

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dialogue: English
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
country: United Kingdom - United States of America
year: 1971


KEN RUSSELL (1927-2011): Peepshow (1956, short), Knights on Bikes (1956, short), Lourdes (1958, short), Amelia and the Angel (1959, short), A House in Bayswater (1960, short), French Dressing (1964), Billion Dollar Brain (1967), Women in Love (1969), The Music Lovers (1970), The Devils (1971), The Boy Friend (1971), Savage Messiah (1972), Mahler (1974), Tommy (1975), Lisztomania (1975), Valentino (1977), Altered States (1980), Crimes of Passion (1984), Gothic (1986), Aria (1987), Salome's Last Dance (1988) The… Show more

Technical Specs

format: 35 mm
frame: 1:2,35

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