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Franco Rosso

Babylon

Edition 1981
95' - 1980 - Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: Franco Rosso Composer: Dennis Bovell With: David N. Haynes, Trevor Laird, Victor Romero Evans
Babylon follows the story of David, a working class musician and black man in South West London. By day he works as a mechanic, at night David is a Mic controller at a local dance hall. The film centres around the racial divide of London in the 80s, the lack of opportunities available to black people and poverty. David loses his job, gets beaten up and charged by the police, forcing him to go on the run. Then breaking up with his girlfriend, all of his frustrations culminate in the stabbing of a racist neighbour.

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Credits

Director

Franco Rosso

Composer

Dennis Bovell

With

David N. Haynes, Trevor Laird, Victor Romero Evans

Scenario

Franco Rosso, Martin Stellman

Director of Photography

Chris Menges

Editor

Thomas Schwalm

Producer

Gavrik Losey

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

Italy, United Kingdom

Year

1980

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