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Genres: Drama
Actors: Vilma Hollingbery , Mark Monero , T-Bone Wilson , Cynthia Powell , King Sounds , Beverley Dublin , Ann Duncan , Beverley Michaels , Karl Howman , Brinsley Forde , Archie Pool , Brian Bovell , Victor Romero Evans , Trevor Laird , David N. Haynes
Director: Franco Rosso
Country: Italy, United Kingdom
Year: 1981
IMDB Rating: 6.7/10 (258 votes)

The movie centers around Brindsley Forde’s character blue. He fronts a reggae sound system based in west London. The movie captures the trials and tribulations of young black youths in troubled London in the early eighties.

Film Review

Strange film really. I didn't see it at the time, was born the year it was made, perhaps that's why i have such a problem with it – it is a film of its time, dealing with issues of its time, issues which have changed (thankfully) quite a lot since my birth. But I'm really pleased I saw it (watched several times in fact to try and put my finger on what it was that bothered me so) and pleased I bought the 2007 Italian released DVD for other film on there – Dread Beat An' Blood – which is a little bit special. Its about dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, who is a total hero and great in front of the camera, but its also a fine piece of film-making by Franco Rosso. Essentially, the title says it all – Babylon – a society based on 100% wickedness, rotten to the core. In the film's dystopian vision of late 70's South London our hero succumbs to overwhelming pressure from ALL sides only to a take a defiant stand in the final scene. However it seems to have shot itself in …

There are two pivotal exchanges in Babylon, each involving the most volatile member of the 'Ital Lion' sound system. On being informed that "this was a lovely area before you came here," Beefy, played by a young Trevor Laird, replies (in pure saarf London tones) "This IS my country, lady and it's never been lovely, it's always been a tip for as long as I can remember." The second, equally telling exchange occurs when Ronnie (Howman of 'Brush Strokes' fame) attempts to point out that not all "his kind" are evil, after the destruction of the Lion's DJ equipment by marauding racists. "I'm a National Front guy?" he protests. "Dem a deal in pure wickedness, man!" Beefy, seeing red and using a pronounced Jamaican accent this time, informs him "Don't talk black, white man" and brutally headbutts him to the ground. As Frantz Fanon wrote in 1952's 'Black Skin, White Masks', &…

saw this film on a shady, grainy VHS back in 88ish still didn’t stop me watchin it time after time. Featured Brinsley Forde as well as the guy off the jif adverts with a great scene showing the lengths they went to to keep the sound running after vandalism (burgling the local school for tweeters)Has few films worthy of comparisons but "rockers" "burning an illusion" and "the harder they come" spring to mind. Urban ,political, realistic with a heavyweight soundtrack which even got sampled by early 90s rave tune. Still searchin for this film as well as "burnin an illusion" any help would be appreciated,might even throw in free copy of "rockers " DVD Classic film cant believe this could be so hard to find.

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