Pressure / Baldwin's Nigger (UK-import) (DVD)

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Set in 1970s London, Pressure tells the story of Tony, the son of West Indian immigrants, who finds himself torn between his parents’ church-going conformity and his brother’s Black Power militancy. In his un-heroic, honest way, Tony goes along with his family’s aspirations for him: a quiet life and a career in accounting. The acts of open discrimination he encounters bring home to him the harsh reality of survival in a country where he is treated as an outsider and in a bid to find a sense of belonging, he joins his black friends who seek a sense of purpose in the streets. An angry but sincere and balanced film, Pressuredeals with the identity struggles that children of immigrants have to face. Horace Ové makes the most of his combination of professional actors and local non-actors from the streets – the latter brilliantly represented by the subtle lead performance of Herbert Norville as Tony, whose real-life frustrations growing up in a racially tense London mirrored to a large extent those of his character.

Baldwin’s Nigger (1969) is a striking portrait of the writer James Baldwin at his sharp-witted best, addressing a group of radical West Indian students in 1960s London. Accompanied by comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, Baldwin discusses what it means to be black in America, comparing it to the experience of the British Black community. Impassioned and entertaining, this is a fascinating snapshot of one of America’s most powerful novelists and spokesman for a generation.

Bonusmateriale

  • Filmed interview with Horace Ové
  • Stills gallery
  • Fully illustrated booklet

Produktfakta

Produksjonsår 1969 Format DVD
Sone Sone 2 - Import Sjanger Drama
Antall disker 1 Spilletid 2 timer 44 minutter
Aldersgrense 15 Undertekster Engelsk
Lydformater Stereo 2.0 (Engelsk) Bildeformater Fullscreen 4:3, Sort/Hvitt
Regissør Horace Ové Skuespillere Frank Singuineau, Herbert Norville, Lucita Lijertwood, Oscar James, Sheila Scott-Wilkinson
Bestillingsnummer BFIVD714 Leverandør Gardners

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