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Tilda Swinton's extraterrestrial robot makes left-field, political and touching observations about the state of the world in this witty sci-fi film.
Science Fiction 1987 72 mins
Dry wit, smart ideas and extraordinary performances populate this brilliant character-led sci-fi film by noted theorist Peter Wollen. Set in 1970, it sees a British war correspondent discover a strange being known as Friendship when covering the bloody conflict between the Palestinians and Jordanians. She looks human but who is she? An alien? A spy?
- Bill PatersonTilda SwintonPatrick Bauchau
- Science Fiction
- United Kingdom
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