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Part 6: The Swollen Story World Cinema Bursting at the Seams

The story reaches the 1950s. Cinema across the world is dominated by melodrama and sex proves to be big business.

Documentary 2011 61 mins Not rated

Director: Mark Cousins



Sex and melodrama fuelled '50s cinema, with James Dean, On The Waterfront and Douglas Sirk. Hollywood didn't have the monopoly, as visits to Egypt, India, China, Mexico, Britain and Japan unearth movies full of rage and passion. Features exclusive interviews with Kyoko Kagawa - who starred in films by Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu, and the first great African director, Youssef Chahine.