Sammy and Rosie get laid

United Kingdom, 1987

Film
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With relentless momentum director Stephen Frears unfolds the story of Sammy the hedonistic, thoroughly English, son of a prominent Pakistani politician, who abandoned the young man and his mother in London years before to seek wealth and power in his homeland. Sammy, who scrapes out a living as an accountant, lives in a dangerous and decaying black neighbourhood with his wife Rosie, a sexually adventurous “modern woman” supportive of fashionable radical issues. Theirs is an open marriage based on, as Rosie puts it, “freedom plus commitment”. Change enters their lives with the arrival of Rafi, Sammy’s long lost father who has been forced to flee his political enemies in Pakistan. Struggling to maintain his self-dignity and his sanity in the terrifying environment of the city he no longer knows, Rafi rapidly becomes disenchanted by Sammy and Rosie’s unanchored world and tolerance of sexual liberty, drugs and revolutionary violence. As the demons of his past return to haunt Rafi, escape is impossible; personal tragedy is inevitable.

Credits

production company

Sammy and Rosie Ltd

co-producer

Tim Bevan

Sarah Radclyffe

Duration

01:44:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304343

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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