30.09. - 09.10.2021

Backbeat United Kingdom 1994 | 100 min | OV | Colour | FF 2010

Iain Softley

Iain Softley (*1958) worked for the BBC asdocumentary director in art, music and popculture.For his feature debut Backbeat he wasawarded as „British Newcomer of the Year.“

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A group of trendy musicians from Liverpool, one of them, the bass guitarist Stuart Sutcliffe falls in love with the photographer Astrid Kircherr. While his best friend John Lennon can only watch, Sutcliffe has to choose between rock ‘n roll and a new life in Germany. John Lennon and the rest of his new rock-and-roll group – Paul McCartney, Pete Best, George Harrison and Stuart Sutcliffe – travel to Hamburg to try their luck. Word soon gets out and they become increasingly popular, especially with the girls. But Stuart still thinks he is a better painter than bass guitarist, and he has fallen seriously in love with a German girl.
Original title: Backbeat
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Iain Softley
Screenplay: Iain Softley, Michael Thomas
Cast: Sheryl Lee, Stephen Dorff, Ian Hart, Gary Bakewell
Producer: Stephen Woolley, Finola Dwyer
Director of Photography: Ian Wilson
Music: Don Was
Production Design: Joseph Bennett
Editor: Martin Walsh
Sound: 0
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Format: DVD
German Distributor: Senator Film Verleih GmbH | Phone: +49 30 88091 700 | Email: |
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Production: Polygram Film Entertainment; Scala Productions


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