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24 Hour Party People
United Kingdom 2002
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Running time 115 minutes
Rated MA

Reviewed by
Ruth Williams
2.5 stars

Robby Muller, the favoured cinematographer of the likes of Lars von Trier, Jim Jarmusch and Wim Wenders, shot this on digital video. Here he has the perfect opportunity to play with the medium, especially being able to shoot "handheld". This gives the film a documentary feel, providing entry to Manchester in the seventies through the memories of would-be entrepreneur Tony Wilson (Steve Coogan). The music is raw and angry, with a mix of aggression and protest that evolved from punk through to rave and then house. RW

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