Robinson in Space
Great British Icons • Documentary, Travel, UR
Robinson in Space again finds Patrick Keller pushing the limits of British cinema to fascinating degrees with a rewarding and unparalleled pay-off. Robinson and his unseen companion, a narrator voiced by Paul Scofield, have been commissioned to investigate the 'problem' of England. The journey takes them all over the country, from Manchester to Liverpool and Bristol to Birmingham, as they deconstruct English anachronism, culture, dilapidation, and the industrial economy. Keiller's immaculately framed images and sly deadpan narration take the viewer on an unpredictable exploration of the cultural and economic landscape of England.
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