Young Britain • Drama, UR
Hailed as Britain's first black feature film, Pressure is a hard-hitting, honest document of the plight of disenchanted British-born black youths. Set in 1970s London, it tells the story of Tony, a bright school-leaver, son of West Indian immigrants, who finds himself torn between his parents' church-going conformity and his brother's Black Power militancy.
Up Next in Young Britain
The era of the British New Wave came of age with John Schlesinger’s comedy, one of the enduring films from the movement that crucially combines humour and literary pedigree with its ‘kitchen sink’ realism.
Richard Attenborough is unforgettable as ‘Pinkie’, the brutal gangster who seduces and grooms a simple waitress, Rose (Carol Marsh) in the belief that she could incriminate him in a murder.
The Raging Moon
In this sensitive and ground-breaking drama, Malcolm McDowell plays a passionate young man who has developed a degenerative disease. In despair he decamps to a home for disabled people where he meets a woman with polio (Nanette Newman) who instils him with hope, leading to a passionate relationship.