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Playing Away

Playing Away 1986

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Playing Away 1986 15

100 mins United Kingdom Director. Horace Ové

When a West Indian cricket team from Brixton are invited to play a charity game in a small English village, members of both teams have their reservations. A weekend in the country away from the inner city produces unexpected results both on and off the field of play. Playing Away subtly explores and undermines white and black stereotypes and succeeds in linking two familiar but strange cultures through the simple device of a cricket match.

From pioneering British filmmaker Horace Ové (Pressure, 1975) comes this comedy of manners with an outstanding array of British talent on display, including Ross Kemp (EastEnders) and Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly) at the start of their careers, and a poignant performance by the brilliant Norman Beaton (Desmond's).

Directed by

Horace Ové

Featuring

Neil Morrissey

Gary Beadle

Robert Urquhart

Norman Beaton

Genres

Sport

Collection

Black British Filmmaking Eyes on the Prize Black Star

Certificate

15 Contains soft drug use and strong language

Released

1986

Country

United Kingdom

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