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It Couldn't Happen Here 15 rating

The pop-surrealist road movie starring the Pet Shop Boys, finally available for the first time in the digital era.

Drama 1987 86 mins

Director: Jack Bond

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Overview

Originally conceived as an hour-long video based on the Pet Shop Boys' 1987 album Actually, It Couldn’t Happen Here turned into a full-scale feature film directed by Jack Bond (Anti-Clock). Alongside Joss Ackland, Gareth Hunt and Barbara Windsor, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe travel on an extraordinary adventure from the coast to London, encountering a curious array of eccentric characters along the way. Pop surrealism meets classic road movie, the film is peppered with hits from the duo’s first two studio albums, including ‘West End Girls’, ‘It’s a Sin’ and ‘Always On My Mind’.

Never less than fascinating, It Couldn’t Happen Here is a truly unique film and one that has sadly been long unavailable. Newly remastered by the BFI from a 4K scan, we are delighted to present the film digitally for the first time.

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