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The Moon over the Alley
The Moon over the Alley

The Moon over the Alley 1975

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The Moon over the Alley 1975 15

102 mins United Kingdom Director. Joseph Despins

The Moon Over the Alley reunited Duffer writer/directors Joseph Despins and William Dumaresq, with this strange London-set musical, again scored by Galt MacDermont (Hair). The film explores the problems facing the multicultural residents in a Notting Hill boarding house of the early 1970s, destined for demolition. Dark and disturbing, yet also dreamlike and tender, this astonishing film defies all categorisation.

This title is also available on DVD / Blu-ray in the BFI’s Flipside collection.

Directed by

Joseph Despins

Featuring

Doris Fishwick

Peter Farrell

Erna May

Genres

Musical

Collection

Weird Worlds Features Other Grooves Flipside - Cult British Cinema

Certificate

15 Contains strong violence and language, soft drug use and sexual violence

Released

1975

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

British Film Institute Production Board

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