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Babylon

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Directed by Franco Rosso
United Kingdom, Italy, 1980
Drama
      English
      English

Synopsis

A young dancehall DJ in South London pursues his musical ambitions, battling fiercely against the racism and xenophobia of employers, neighbors, police, and the National Front.

Our take

When Babylon premiered in Cannes 40 years ago, its subversive spirit was met with bewilderment—hinting at why this British cult classic remains tragically underseen. Branded “a time capsule of late 70s Brixton,” we wish its raw depiction of racial tension wasn’t as fiercely relevant as it is today.

Synopsis

A young dancehall DJ in South London pursues his musical ambitions, battling fiercely against the racism and xenophobia of employers, neighbors, police, and the National Front.

Trailer
BabylonDirected byFranco Rosso
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Cannes Film Festival
1980 | Critic's Week

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