Friday, 15 April 2011

Christopher And His Kind

A beautiful cast, a beautiful story, hot scenes and tear jerk moments. 
So well crafted that it is easy to become emotionally attached to the characters and their lives.  Shows how freedom and joy was stolen away by the rise of the Nazi’s and the fanatical support they got from the deluded masses.  A fascinating and open memoir by writer Christopher Isherwood becomes a high quality gay movie that is a must watch!   Douglas Booth (Boy George in Worried About The Boy) is even more stunning here!

Rating:  Champagne Glasses out of 5!  ~  DQ!

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  • Actors: Matt Smith, Lindsay Duncan
  • Format: Colour, PAL
  • Language English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
  • Run Time: 90 minutes



DVD Description

Based on the writer Christopher Isherwood’s critically acclaimed memoir, Christopher And His Kind, this landmark BBC adaptation gives a fascinating glimpse into the decadent and politically unstable world of 1930s Berlin. A young wide-eyed Christopher escapes repressive English society and arrives in Berlin at a time when the cabaret scene is in full swing. Launched into the thriving gay subculture, Christopher embarks on a seminal journey of self-discovery.

Written by acclaimed playwright Kevin Elyot, this dramatic love story is set against the vibrant backdrop of Berlin’s cabaret nightlife and the dark rise of Nazi politics.


Matt Smith (DOCTOR WHO) stars as English-born writer Christopher Isherwood, in this BBC dramatization of the novelist's early years spent in hedonistic 1930's Berlin. The city's thriving gay scene proved to be momentous in both Isherwood's personal and professional life; during this time he met Jean Ross, the eventual inspiration for CABARET character Sally Bowles (Imogen Poots, BOUQUET OF BARBED WIRE), and fell madly in love with a young street cleaner named Heinz (Douglas Booth, WORRIED ABOUT THE BOY). The journey of self-discovery was a world away from the repressive values of his mother (Sally Duncan, ROME) in England, and --as chronicled in this lavish drama-- the intoxicatingly decadent German subculture was irresistible to the blossoming literary legend. Superbly acted, with dazzling period detail, CHRISTOPHER AND HIS KIND is written by acclaimed playwright Kevin Elyot.

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