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Letter to Brezhnev Letter to Brezhnev

A key British film of the Thatcher-era, newly remastered and available on Blu-ray for the first time A key British film of the Thatcher-era, newly remastered and available on Blu-ray for the first time
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‘A brave new tradition in British filmmaking, in which the heroes are ordinary people, seen with love.’ Roger Ebert

Two Merseyside girls escape their humdrum lives for a night on the town, where they meet two Russian sailors on shore leave. For Teresa (Margi Clarke), it's a welcome bit of fun, but for Elaine (Alexander Pigg) it turns into much more.

One of the key British films of the 1980s, Letter to Brezhnev is set against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Liverpool’s club scene, one-night stands and a Europe still in the grip of the Cold War.

Written by Frank Clarke and directed by Chris Bernard (both of whom worked on Brookside) and starring a fresh and young cast it remains a hilarious and uplifting tale of how love and idealism can help ordinary people realise their dreams.

‘A brave new tradition in British filmmaking, in which the heroes are ordinary people, seen with love.’ Roger Ebert

Two Merseyside girls escape their humdrum lives for a night on the town, where they meet two Russian sailors on shore leave. For Teresa (Margi Clarke), it's a welcome bit of fun, but for Elaine (Alexander Pigg) it turns into much more.

One of the key British films of the 1980s, Letter to Brezhnev is set against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Liverpool’s club scene, one-night stands and a Europe still in the grip of the Cold War.

Written by Frank Clarke and directed by Chris Bernard (both of whom worked on Brookside) and starring a fresh and young cast it remains a hilarious and uplifting tale of how love and idealism can help ordinary people realise their dreams.

Extras

Newly recorded audio commentary with director Chris Bernard and writer / producer Frank Clark

Newly filmed interview with actors Alexandra Pigg and Peter Firth (2017, 14 mins)

New filmed interview with actor Margi Clarke (2017, 35 mins)

Audio commentary with actor Margi Clarke

From Liverpool with Love (1985, 16 mins): original making-of documentary

Stills Gallery

A fully illustrated booklet including new writing by writer Frank Clarke and Professor Juliet Hallam

Additional Info

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SKU 5035673012659
Catalogue Number BFIB1265
Subtitle Dual Format Edition
Product contents DVD/Blu-ray
Year 1985
Director Chris Bernard
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries UK
Colour Colour
Subtitles HOH
Language(s) English
Running time 94 Mins
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 15

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