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Babylon

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UPC: 738329239176
Product Condition: New
Formats: DVD
Complete Title: Babylon
Synopsis: Franco Rosso's incendiary Babylon had its world premiere at Cannes in 1980 but went unreleased in the U.S. for "being too controversial, and likely to incite racial tension" (Vivien Goldman, Time Out). Raw and smoldering, it follows a young reggae DJ (Brinsley Forde, frontman of landmark British group Aswad) in Thatcher-era Brixton as he pursues his musical ambitions, battling fiercely against the racism and xenophobia of employers, neighbors, police, and the National Front. Written by Martin Stellman (Quadrophenia) and shot by two-time Oscar(R) winner Chris Menges (The Killing Fields), Babylon is fearless and unsentimental, and set to a blistering reggae, dub, and lovers rock soundtrack featuring Aswad, Johnny Clarke, and more, anchored by legendary producer Dennis Bovell's (The Slits) atmospheric score.
Color: Color
Rating: Not Rated
Box Office: 0
Runtime: 95
Video Release Date: Aug 19, 2019
Cast: Brinsley Forde, Karl Howman, Trevor Laird, Brian Bovell, Victor Romero Evans, David N. Haynes, Archie Pool, T. Bone Wilson, Mark Monero, Beverly Michaels
Director: Franco Rosso
Genre: Drama
Studio: Kino Lorber
Original Release: 1980
Animated: Live-Action
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