Babylon

Film
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Although Babylon shows what it's like to be young, black and working class in Britain, the final product turns dramatised documentary into a breathless helter-skelter. Rather than force the social and political issues, Rosso lets them emerge and gather momentum through the everyday experience of his central character Blue (sensitively played by Forde). A series of increasingly provocative incidents finally polarise Blue and lead to uncompromising confrontation. Although the script runs out of steam by the end, the sharp use of location, the meticulous detailing of black culture, the uniformly excellent performances and stimulating soundtrack command attention.

Release details

Duration:
95 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Franco Rosso
Screenwriter:
Martin Stellman, Franco Rosso
Cast:
Brinsley Forde
Karl Howman
Trevor Laird
Brian Bovell
Victor Romero Evans