mercredi 20 avril
Centre Culturel Kulturfabrik


Culture clash movies are practically a genre in themselves. They can subvert every known genre in moviedom and turn its conventions upside down, making it a culture clash movie instead. Wasn’t „King Kong“ one of the first culture clash movies? From high drama to absurdist comedy, from harsh documentary to psychologically nuanced auteur cinema to roaring blockbuster, the culture clash movie tells us a lot about human experience and the bond we all share. Some of them are, of course, heavy on cliché, but the good ones don’t have to rely on that. A culture clash doesn’t have to turn into a culture war either. Anyone for a „remix“?

  • Comedy, Drama, Music
  • UK, 1980
  • Directed by Franco Rosso
  • Casting: Brinsley Forde, Karl Howman, Trevor Laird
  • 95 min
  • OV with French subtitles
  • Suitable for ages 16+

« Babylon va droit au but, droit au beat ou droit au cœur » – Luc Chessel, Libération 

EN – South London during the Thatcher years. Amid police brutality and racial tensions, a young reggae DJ tries to stay afloat and pursue his musical ambitions. Intense drama!

DE – Süd-London während der Thatcher-Jahre. In einem Klima von Rassenunruhe und Polizeigewalt versucht ein junger Reggae-DJ einen klaren Kopf zu bewahren und seine musikalischen Ambitionen zu verwirklichen. Starkes Drama.

FR – South London à l’ère de Thatcher. Un jeune DJ reggae poursuit sa carrière musicale dans un climat de tensions raciales et de violences policières. Drame intense !