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Riff-Raff (1991) | https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riff-Raff_(1991)

Roger Ebert (March 19, 1993): “ … Ken Loach’s „Riff-Raff“ shows laborers who are alienated from the very idea of management and see themselves as proletarian outsiders. Partly that’s a function of the more rigid class system in Britain and the relative freedom of social movement in this country. … „Riff-Raff“ was written by Bill Jesse, a construction worker, who died as the film was being completed. It reflects his unromantic, irreverent view of the world. … „Riff-Raff“ centers on a construction job in London, where 19th century housing, recently renting for very little, is being renovated into town homes for the rich. The workers on the job are nomadic and homeless; many come from outside London and live in „squats,“ or empty flats, that they open with a crowbar. Their boss is a loud, aggressive site manager whose threats mostly involve his cheerful willingness to fire them. We meet several of the workers and get to know them. …“ | https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/riff-raff-1993
“ … Growing up, I spent the majority of my school holidays on building sites at work with my father. Rising at the break of dawn, we’d rustle up a carb-heavy lunch before climbing into his pick-up, dust pluming from the seats as we sank into them, filling the van with a grainy haze that would settle on our skin and stay there for the remainder of the day. All the men on my dad’s side of the family work in construction. I was never really cut out for it, but by the time I saw Ken Loach’s Riff-Raff I had spent many years surrounded by the world it depicted. I could see my dad, his colleagues and friends in the characters Loach and screenwriter Bill Jesse brought to the screen, their place of work, their humour and their spirit. … The film is a product of its time, dated in its aesthetic but many of its then contemporary reference points still ring true …“ | From „Riff-Raff (1991)“ Ryan Hewitt (27 October 2016) | https://www.curzonblog.com/all-posts/2016/10/27/the-films-that-made-us-riff-raff
Bernie: Riff Raff – Rezension aus dem Vereinigten Königreich vom 4. Mai 2013: “ … I thoroughly enjoyed this film. It was a good down to earth film and captured the feel of what it was like in those times. …“
“ … Und ich dachte, es wäre gut, etwas von den Folgen der frühen achtziger Jahre und des Thatcherismus zu zeigen, ohne einen politischen Vortrag zu halten, eher mit etwas Wärme und Humor. Der Film ist bewusst wie ein Mosaik oder eine Collage strukturiert – wenn es nicht zu prätentiös ist, das zu sagen -, wo man eine kleine Geschichte hat und eine kleine Geschichte am Rande, und das Ganze fügt sich zu einem Gesamtbild. (Ken Loach) …“ | https://www.viennale.at/de/film/riff-raff
// Thatcherismus ist die Bezeichnung für die Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftspolitik von
// Margaret Thatcher, der britischen Premierministerin von 1979 bis 1990. …
// https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thatcherismus

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