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Young Soul Rebels
Young Soul Rebels

Young Soul Rebels 1991


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Young Soul Rebels 1991 18

105 mins United Kingdom Director. Isaac Julien

Youth culture meets identity politics in this part-thriller, part-gay love story set in London in 1977, days before the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations. The hedonistic world of pirate DJs Chris and Caz is shattered when a close friend is killed while cruising in the local park. The black community suspect the National Front, but the police pull Chris in as a suspect.

This beautifully crafted period piece, a bold and stylish debut feature from Isaac Julien, paints a convincing picture of late-'70s London. The city is a carefully mapped out social landscape, open to all but offering safety to none, as we are taken to a Dalston barber, east London council estates festooned with Union Jacks, West End offices, soul clubs and city parks.

Directed by

Isaac Julien


Valentine Nonyela

Mo Sesay

Frances Barber

Sophie Okonedo

Dorian Healy


Flare LGBT Flare LGBT


Gay Cinema - Out of the Archive Flare LGBT Features


18 Contains strong sex




United Kingdom



Production company

British Film Institute Production Board

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