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Philip Saville

Metroland

101' - 1997 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: English
Director: Philip Saville Composer: Mark Knopfler With: Christian Bale, Lee Ross, Emily Watson, Elsa Zylberstein
Chris and Toni grew up together in suburban London in the early sixties. In an age full of angry young men they excelled in their rebellion against the values of middle class England and dreamt of the jazz clubs and boulevards of Paris. Trapped in “Metroland”, the suburban sprawl at the end of the London Underground’s Metropolitan Line they were the best of friends. By the end of the sixties both escaped. Toni disappeared to Africa while Chris went to work in Paris to live with Annick, a liberated young French girl who embodied the freedom he dreamt of as a young man...

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Credits

Director

Philip Saville

Composer

Mark Knopfler

With

Christian Bale, Lee Ross, Emily Watson, Elsa Zylberstein

Scenario

Adrian Hodges

Director of Photography

Jean-François Robin

Editor

Greg Miller

Producer

Andrew Bendel

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United Kingdom, France

Screenplay based on

Metroland (Julian Barnes)

Year

1997

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