When grim reality violently intrudes into the life of a successful writer and radio presenter, his ability to separate fact and fiction breaks down, with devastating consequences
'Fats' Bannerman is enjoying success as the writer and presenter of Thus Engaged, a romantic radio serial about the lives and loves of a Regency heroine. But when grim reality violently intrudes into Fats's life, his frail fantasies become unbalanced and his ability to separate fact from fiction breaks down, with devastating consequences.
Featuring a compelling central performance from the great British screen actor Ian McNeice, this controversial film from award-winning Hollywood director Christopher Monger caused a sensation upon its original release.
BFI Flipside 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.
- Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
- Newly mastered, under the supervision of Director of Photography Roland Denning from the best available archive material
- Repeater (Christopher Monger, 1979, 76 minutes): deconstructed crime thriller, inspired by the French new wave, in which a woman's confession of murder is not as simple as it seems
- Fully illustrated booklet with newly commissioned essays, biographies, original promotional materials, and recollections by Christopher Monger and Ian McNeice.