Directed by Franco Rosso and released in it’s home country of the UK in 1981.
Absolutely marvellous film about an English-born Jamaican reggae musician (played by the lead singer of reggae band Aswad who also provide the soundtrack). The film plays up to the racial stereotypes that Britons of the ’70s and ’80s had been brought up to abide by. The timing of the film was perfect aswell, Margaret Thatcher’s horrifying time in parliament was already in full swing and the death of Bob Marley sent shockwaves not just through the reggae scene but through the entire music world – which soon sent it’s eye to the rising dancehall scene.
Powerful performances and an exquisite soundtrack make for enticing viewing best experienced by anyone who appreciates reggae music and/or was born in England.