Director: Stephen Frears
Stephen Frears (My Beautiful Laundrette, The Grifters) teams with John Cusack to bring Nick Hornsby's hysterical bestseller to the screen. Cusack is Rob, an eternal teenager approaching 30. In the midst of a painful break-up with his long-term girlfriend, Rob re-examines the events of his life that have led him to his current heartache and misery. Around about now he could use a friend. What he has is a rare vinyl and collectables record store staffed with two freaks who divide their time between harassing customers about their poor taste in music, compiling pointless Top 5 lists and assorted geek pastimes too humiliating to mention. A sparkling comedy that rings painfully true, High Fidelity has the benefit of a uniformly brilliant cast, a script that cuts to the bone and, naturally enough, the best soundtrack to come down the pike in years. Rock your world!
“A meticulous and professional re-construction of true events that is imposing and moving precisely thanks to its modesty.” - Rotterdam International Film Festival Inspired by the likes of Ken Lo… More »
A white South African, her grandson and Cape coloured servants live out a rigidly conventional life in which Black Africa has no part. When signs of uprising filter into their enclosed world, they ca… More »
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Francois Truffaut, Stephen Frears reminds us, once observed that the words 'British' and cinema' seemed incompatible. Frears' celebration of one hundred years of British Cinema is an elegant and… More »