The London Nobody Knows Les Bicyclettes De Belsize

03/03/2008
  |  Book Tickets: 04/04/2014
  |  Buy to Own: 15/06/2009
  |  82 min
Rated U by the BBFC

Synopsis

Double-bill of short films showing aspects of a bygone London. In 'The London Nobody Knows' (1967), James Mason narrates as the viewer is taken on a tour round a side of London the tourists don't see. Documenting the street vendors and local characters, and giving a fascinating glimpse of a culture soon to disappear, the film contrasts starkly with the 'swinging sixties' vision of London at the time. In the short musical 'Les Bicyclettes De Belsize' (1969), a young man falls in love with a fashion model after seeing her photograph. Most of the film involves following the characters, on bicycle, around the Hampstead area of London, to the accompaniment of a musical soundtrack.