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Seaside Special

Directed by: Jens Meurer
Runtime: 1h 30min Certificate: 12A
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Directed by: Jens Meurer
Runtime: 1h 30min Certificate: 12A
Topics: Sociopolitical

Summer, 2019: As Britain comes to terms with Voting Leave, a German filmmaker finds himself in an English seaside town taking an affectionate look at the last authentic end-of-the-pier variety show.

In the sleepy coastal town of Cromer, Jens Meurer follows local heroes preparing for the summer season – it’s a quintessentially English variety performance with a little razzle dazzle, many dance numbers, magicians and plenty of traditional British seaside humour.

Getting to know Cromer’s colourful cast of characters, Jens also takes an insider-outsider’s look into a microcosm of modern Britain, and even as the country tears itself apart over Europe, the show must go on.

Followed by a Q&A with director Jens Meurer and protagonists Olly Day and My Bad Sister.