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Lunch Hour (Flipside 017) (Dual Format Edition)


Telling the story of an illicit lunchtime rendezvous in real time, Lunch Hour is presented here in a stunning, digitally remastered transfer

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In this inventive and gripping drama, written by John Mortimer (Rumpole of the Bailey) and directed by James Hill (Black Beauty, Born Free), Shirley Anne Field (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Alfie) gives an unforgettable, fiery performance as a young designer on the brink of an affair with a married male executive (Robert Stephens – The Shout, Comrades).

With its tightly-focused plot, telling the story of an illicit rendezvous in real time, Lunch Hour is presented here in a stunning, digitally remastered transfer and is accompanied by a selection of James Hill’s colourful award-winning shorts.

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.

Browse more Flipside titles here.

  • Skyhook (James Hill, 1958, 17 minutes): Sumptuous colour documentary film
  • Giuseppina (James Hill, 199, 32 minutes): Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Short Subject
  • The Home-Made Car (James Hill, 1963,28 minutes): Fondly-remembered and hugely entertaining short film.
  • Fully illustrated booklet.
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SKU 5035673010426
Catalogue Number BFIB1042
Subtitle A film by James Hill
Product contents DVD and Blu-ray editions
Year 1962
Director Hill, James
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Aspect ratio 1.66:1
Colour Black & White
Sound Sound
Subtitles English Hard of Hearing
Language(s) English
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate U
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