Young Soul Rebels

Overview

This largely character-driven thriller-drama is the feature-film debut of British documentary filmmaker Isaac Julien, and provides viewers with an insider's look at the diverse lifestyles of hip, young black immigrants who lived upon the fringes of 1977 London society. The film begins in a colorful park setting where, in the late-night hours, gay men cruise. A stabbing occurs and unbeknownst to the killer, a passerby has recorded it on cassette. The story then jumps to two young aspiring DJs, the heterosexual and...
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Overview

This largely character-driven thriller-drama is the feature-film debut of British documentary filmmaker Isaac Julien, and provides viewers with an insider's look at the diverse lifestyles of hip, young black immigrants who lived upon the fringes of 1977 London society. The film begins in a colorful park setting where, in the late-night hours, gay men cruise. A stabbing occurs and unbeknownst to the killer, a passerby has recorded it on cassette. The story then jumps to two young aspiring DJs, the heterosexual and flamboyant Chris and his best friend, the gay and rather reserved Caz, as they defiantly broadcast soul music from their ragtag, rolling pirate radio station. With their "Soul Patrol," the two symbolically thumb their noses at the conservative BBC that dominates the airwaves. The murder victim is a friend of Caz, and he becomes a prime suspect in the case. Unbeknownst to him, someone has dropped by the cassette tape with the evidence that will save him. At the same time, his friendship with Chris becomes strained when it becomes obvious that both young men are on the cusp of heading in dramatically different life directions. Caz has been getting increasingly involved with the politics and wildness of the fledgling punk-rock movement, while normally wild Chris has been offered a lucrative contract to work as a DJ at a major, mainstream radio station by his new girlfriend Tracy, a production assistant there. Still, the two try to somehow prepare to co-host a concert protesting the upcoming Queen's Silver Jubilee celebration.
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Special Features

Original theatrical trailer and trailers from other films by Strand Releasing
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/17/2007
  • UPC: 712267270224
  • Original Release: 1992
  • Rating:

  • Source: Strand Home Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 60,029

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Valentine Nonyela Chris
Mo Sesay Caz
Frances Barber Ann
Jason Durr Billibud
Garry McDonald Davis
Danielle Scillitoe Trish
Sayan Akaddas Asian Punk Girl
Lloyd Anderson Barber
James Bowyers Sparky
Billy Braham Kelly
Mark Brett Stallkeeper
Freddie Brooks 2nd Soul Boy
Brian Conway 1st Policeman
Peter Hardling Radio Producer
Nigel Harrison Cid Man
Joan Harsant Blue Rinse Lady
Astley Harvey Man in Barber Shop
Dorian Healey Ken
Richard Jamison Football Supporter
Rodriguez King-Dorset Irvine
Verona Marshall Trish's Friend
Michael Mascoll 1st Soul Boy
Mike Mungarvan 2nd Policeman
Wayne Norman Bigsy
Frankie Palma Trish's Friend
Adam Price Bouncer
Shyro Chung T.J.
Adam Stuatt Man in Barber Shop
Eamonn Walker Carlton
John Wilson Park Policeman
Debra Gillett Jill
Sophie Okonedo Tracy
Ray Shell Jeff Kane
Technical Credits
Isaac Julien Director, Screenwriter
Simon Boswell Score Composer
Derek Brown Production Designer
Ben Gibson Producer
Paul Hallam Screenwriter
John Wilson Editor
Nina Kellgren Cinematographer
Colin MacCabe Producer
Nadine Marsh-Edwards Producer
Debra Overton Art Director
Derrick McClintock Saldaan Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Young Soul Rebels
1. Opening [5:31]
2. Soul Patrol [6:03]
3. Sit on It [6:29]
4. Sniff Around [7:52]
5. Right Outfit [4:21]
6. Clubbing [10:03]
7. Night Moves [13:17]
8. Taken In [10:10]
9. Nothing But Trouble [14:45]
10. Silver Jubilee [8:25]
11. Homo Erotica [12:27]
12. Credits [5:06]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Young Soul Rebels
   Play Feature
   Original Theatrical Trailer
   Chapters
   Other Strand Titles
      Swoon
      Mysterious Skin
      Paper Dolls
      Time to Leave
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