Newly employed at a run-down London swimming baths, Mike (John Moulder-Brown) obsesses after his sassy and self-assured co-worker (Jane Asher) whilst collecting tips for the ‘special services’ he is expected to perform for clients (including the superb Diana Dors).
Darkly comic and utterly compelling, this portrait of Britain in an era of uncertainty makes its return to the screen in a new digital restoration long overdue.
BFI Flipside is dedicated to rediscovering the margins of British film, reclaiming a space for forgotten movies and filmmakers who would otherwise be in danger of disappearing from our screens forever. It is a home for UK cinematic oddities, offering everything from exploitation documentaries to B-movies, countercultural curios and obscure classics, If it's weird, British and forgotten, then it's Flipside.
• Starting Out: The Making of Jerzy Skolimowski’s Deep End (2011, 74 mins): a comprehensive new feature-length documentary • Deep End: The Deleted Scenes (2011, 12 mins): short documentary exploring the scenes that never made the grade • Original theatrical trailer • Careless Love (Francine Winham, 1976, 10 mins): rare and disturbing tale in which a woman (Jane Asher) takes drastic action to keep the affections of the man she loves