Burning an Illusion (1981)

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A young black woman in England becomes increasingly frustrated with her life with her lazy, demanding boyfriend, and with the help of friends seeks something better.


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29 December 2013 | ucheuk2000
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| Great insight into black London in the 80s
This was a fantastic movie and I really did not want it to end. As an 80s baby there were parts that brought back faded memories of black London in the early 80s but many others revealed things that I would never have known having only been a young kid. The story and the acting was good considering the limited budget and resources I'm sure they had to do everything. The end brought tears to this Hackney gel's eyes! What a pity that Menelik Shabazz wasn't given the same level of support as Spike Lee as he superbly highlights the issues that black people faced then which still resonates today and I think is oft ignored and swept under the carpet.

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Country of Origin

UK

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London, England, UK

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