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That Sinking Feeling (Flipside 029) (Dual Format Edition)


Bill Forsyth's  hilarious directorial debut

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BFI Flipside presents acclaimed director Bill Forsyth's (Gregory's Girl, Local Hero) hilarious directorial debut.

Unemployed teenager Ronnie (Robert Buchanan, Gregory's Girl) and his hapless pals spend their time hanging around the rainy parks and dingy cafes of Glasgow, but their world is about to change when Ronnie hatches a plan to make them all rich by stealing a job-lot of stainless steel sinks.

Hilarious and inventive, Forsyth's zero budget debut provides an authentic depiction of 1970s Glasgow youth culture, and is presented here for the first time in a new HD transfer complete with the original Glaswegian dialogue track.

<p><strong>BFI Flipside</strong>&nbsp;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.</p>
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  • Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
  • New audio commentary with Bill forsyth and Mark Kermode
  • KH-4 (John Schorstein, 1969, 13 min): starring Bill Forsyth
  • Mirror (John Schorstein, 1970, 33 min): starring Bill Forsyth
  • Glasgow 1980 (Oscar Marzaroli, 1971, 30 min): travel documentary
  • Bill Forsyth BAFTA Film (Bill Forsyth, 2009, 7 min)
  • Kermode Uncut (2012, 9 min): an analysis of That Sinking Feeling's budget
  • A Conversation with Robert Buchanan (2014, 14 min)
  • Optional alternative dubbed dialogue track
  • Fully illustraded booklet with new essays and full credits
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More Information
SKU 5035673011898
Catalogue Number BFIB1189
Subtitle A film by Bill Forsyth
Year 1979
Director Forsyth, Bill
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries UK
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Colour
Subtitles English Hard of Hearing
Language(s) English
Running time 93 min
DVD region All
Blu-ray region Free
Certificate 12
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