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Friendship’s Death 1987

78 mins United Kingdom

Dry wit, smart ideas and extraordinary performances populate this brilliant character-led sci-fi film directed by noted theorist Peter Wollen. Set in 1970, it sees a British war correspondent discover a strange being known as Friendship when covering the bloody conflict between the Palestinians and Jordanians. She looks human, but who is she? An alien? A spy?

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Bill Paterson

Tilda Swinton

Patrick Bauchau


Science Fiction


Amman Palestinians Palestinian Liberation Organisation Aliens


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United Kingdom



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Channel Four

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