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Julien Temple

The Filth and the Fury

108' - 2000 - Biography, Documentary - Dialogue: English
Director: Julien Temple With: Paul Cook, Steve Jones, John Lydon
Punck rock and independent film: two art forms rooted in the artistic and social necessity for creative freedom and expression free from conventional restraints. Twenty years after ‘The Great Rock ‘n Roll Swindle’, Julien Temple tells the story of the Sex Pistols once again, or rather, he lets the band members themselves – and not their manager Malcolm Mc Laren – tell their story. Compiled from documentary material from the seventies, most of which has never been seen before, as well as recent interviews and a lengthy conversation that Julien Temple recorded with bassist Sid Vicious in 1978, just a few months before his death in Hyde Park in London, the film represents the authorised portrait of one of the most influential bands in the history of rock music. Temple has created a life history so raw and powerful it will have you experiencing the whole gamut of emotions. A portrait emerges of the group’s formation, public arrival, combined chart succes and media outrage, and collapse while touring America.

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Julien Temple


Paul Cook, Steve Jones, John Lydon


Niven Howie


Anita Camarata, Amanda Templ

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United Kingdom



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