Set in London in 1977, "Young Soul Rebels" takes place against the background of Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee. This is a buddy movie between two friends, Chris and Caz, who run a pirate radio station from a tower block in Dalston, East London. The film starts with a murder of their friend TJ while cruising for sex in the local park at night and, while Caz is devastated by the death of his friend, Chris seems to want to push forward towards a professional career in commercial radio. They both want to promote soul music while the prevailing popular music is punk.
Feature (105mins) Drama | United Kingdom
British Film Institute (BFI)
Channel Four Films
Valentine Nonyela, Mo Sesay, Dorian Healy