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G.G. Passion 1966

24 mins United Kingdom Director. David Bailey

A rare chance to see an extremely elusive short; one of a handful of films directed by celebrated photographer David Bailey. This singular take on the mania of the swinging sixties - from one of its key protagonists - follows an ageing pop singer as he is hounded by mysterious assassins. The result of a collaboration between several significant figures in the then London filmmaking scene, including scriptwriter Gérard Brach, cinematographer Stanley Long and co-producer Roman Polanski, G.G Passion remains a mystifyingly underseen mid-sixties treat.

G.G. Passion (Eric Swayne) is a successful pop star whose life is a whirlwind of adoring fans, beautiful women (including Caroline Munro and Chrissie Shrimpton) and expensive cars. But while he enjoys the fruits of his celebrity lifestyle, a secret group of observers is judging whether his fame and influence is beneficial to society as a whole. Soon, they will make their decision – and it will be final.

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Directed by

David Bailey

Featuring

Eric Swayne

Caroline Munro

Genres

Experimenta Animation & Artists Moving Image

Collection

Soho Stories

Released

1966

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Cadre Films

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