30.09. - 09.10.2021

Beats United Kingdom 2019 | 98 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour and B&W | FF 2019

Brian Welsh

BRIAN WELSH (*1981) studied at the National Film and Television School in England and presented his debut Kin in 2009. He‘s made a series of TV films and won an Emmy for an episode of Black Mirror. Beats is his second feature film.

rated for 0 + years
The last night of a friendship and an explosion of new youth culture: a British music drama with a touch of Trainspotting has the screen booming. 1994 in a grey Scottish provincial town. Johnno and Spanner are hooked on beats. Every new techno track is celebrated by the two friends and recorded off the radio. Their lives are at the crossroads: while Johnno, whose stepfather’s a policeman, is moving to a new town with his family, Spanner, who lives with his criminal brother, faces an uncertain future. An illegal rave offers one last night of anarchy and freedom.

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Original title: Beats
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Brian Welsh
Screenplay: Keiran Hurley, Brian Welsh, basierend auf dem Stück 'Beats' von Keiran Hurley
Cast: Christian Ortega, Lorn MacDonald, Laura Fraser, Brian Ferguson, Ross Mann, Gemma McElhinney, Amy Manson, Rachel Jackson, Neil Leiper, Kevin Mains, Stephen McCole, Josh Whitelaw, Ryan Fletcher, Patrick McAlindon, Martin Donaghy
Producer: Camilla Bray
Director of Photography: Ben Kracun
Music: Keith McIvor, Stephen Hindman, Penelope Trappes
Production Design: Victor Molero, Stephen Mason
Editor: Robin Hill
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Altitude
Production: Rosetta Productions
Contact: Elodie Dupont, The Festival Agency:


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