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Primitive London 1965 15

76 mins United Kingdom Director. Arnold Louis Miller

Primitive London sets out to reflect society’s decay through a sideshow spectacle of 1960s London depravity. We meet mods, rockers and beatniks at the Ace Cafe, cut some rug with obscure beat band The Zephyrs, smirk at flabby men in the sauna and goggle at sordid wife-swapping parties as we discover a pre-permissive Britain still trying to move on from the post-war depression of the 1950s.

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Directed by

Arnold Louis Miller

Featuring

McDonald Hobley

Billy J. Kramer

Genres

Documentary

Collection

Soho Stories The Pleasure Girls Cult Cinema The Pleasure Principle

Certificate

15 Contains strong sexualised nudity, violence and sexual threat

Released

1965

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Searchlight Films

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