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Private Road (Flipside 014) (Dual Format Edition)


Compelling follow-up to the acclaimed Bronco Bullfrog follows the struggle for social and personal freedom from London to the suburbs of Surrey and the wilds of Scotland

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BFI Flipside presents Private Road, a film by Barney Platts-Mills.

This stylish and compelling follow-up to the critically acclaimed Bronco Bullfrog relocates the youthful struggle for social and personal freedom to 1970s Boho London, the suburbs of Surrey and the the wilds of Scotland. A gorgeous, pouting Bruce Robinson (who would go on to write and direct Withnail and I) plays Peter, pausing from finishing his first novel to shack up with sugar-sweet receptionist Ann (Susan Penhaligon).

Sex, drugs, and some rigorous rural living ensue, to the dismay of Ann's well-to-do parents. Will Peter choose domestic conformity or pursuit of the artistic ideal. Thought-provoking, witty and compelling, Private Road is well worth rediscovering.

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SKU 5035673010655
Catalogue Number BFIB1065
Subtitle A film by Barney Platts-Mills
Product contents DVD and Blu-ray editions
Year 1971
Director Barney Platts-Mills
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries United Kingdom
Aspect ratio 1.85:1
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Subtitles English for the hard-of-hearing
Language(s) English
Running time 89
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 15
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