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Duffer & The Moon over the Alley (Flipside 015) (Dual Format Edition)


Two films by Joseph Despins and William Dumaresq, one an intense and bizarre study of obsession, the other capturing the energy and spirit of London's Portobello Road

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Duffer, an intense and bizarre study of obsession that is by turns beautiful and disturbing, tells the story of a teenage boy torn between the womanly charms of a kindly prostitute, and the sadistic attentions of an older man. Both whimsical and disturbing, with a quirky sense of the grotesque, Duffer is a film that defies easy comparison.

The Moon Over the Alley, equally unconventional, is a musical about the problems faced by the multicultural residents of a ramshackle boarding house, with magic realist musical numbers by Galt MacDermot, the award-winning musician and composer of the Broadway hit Hair. The Moon Over the Alley captures the human energy and community spirit of London's Portobello Road with a wit, strangeness and charm.

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.

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Fully illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays by Stephen Thrower and Rob Young, and Joseph Despins' personal recollections of making the films.
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SKU 5035673010839
Catalogue Number BFIB1083
Subtitle Two films by Joseph Despins and William Dumaresq
Product contents DVD and Blu-ray editions
Year 1971, 1975
Director Despins, Joseph; Dumaresq, William
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Black & White
Sound Sound
Subtitles English Hard of Hearing
Language(s) English
Running time 183
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 15
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