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Absolute Beginners is a 1986 rock musical movie adapted from the Colin MacInnes book of the same name about life in late 1950s London. The film was directed by Julien Temple, featured David Bowie and Sade, and a breakout role by Patsy Kensit.

It's 1958 and pop culture is transforming from 1950s jazz and early rock to a new generation on the verge of the 1960s. London is post-World War II, but pre-Beatles and the Stones. The storyline incorporates elements of 1958 London racial riots.

Young hip photographer Colin falls in love with aspiring fashion designer Crepe Suzette, but she's only interested in her career. Colin tries to win her affections by taking a crack at the big time himself; meanwhile racial tensions heat up in Colin's neighbourhood of London.

Wikipedia: Absolute Beginners (film)

Video Blogload: Absolute Beginners (1986) - (rapidshare 12 parts)

Audio and Video Blogload: Absolute Beginners (Julien Temple, 1986) - Mininova This torrent contains both the movie and the soundtrack (sorry I could only find a torrent)


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