Nice Time

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

One of the BFI's Free Cinema productions, this impression of nightlife around Piccadilly Circus is much less scolding in tone (sarcastic title apart) than O Dreamland, with which it's often bracketed. Big city poetry is what its directors are reaching for, with their snatched images cut to numbers by the Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group: hookers on parade to a whistled 'Greenback Dollar', wee small hours shots coupled with 'She Moved Through the Fair'. It's pretty small beer, but full of absorbing sociological minutiae: the scarcity of black faces, the quantities of uniformed servicemen milling around, the enormous, sternly regimented cinema queues.

By: BBa


Release details

18 mins

Cast and crew

Claude Goretta, Alain Tanner
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