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Year: 2018

Original Title: A Northern Soul

Country: UK

Length: 76 minutes

Genre: Documentary

Studios: BBC Films

Suitable only for 15 years and over

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: August 24 2018

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Ranking: 6,546 out of 14,634 movies (up 1255)


8.0 by 2 media


The prestigious director Sean McAllister returns to his hometown Hull as supervisor of the opening of the City of Culture of Hull. His comeback supposes going back to live with his now 90-yearl-old parents after two decades without doing so, and he will reflect the changes suffered by a town who has been struck by cuts in public money and funding and divided by the Brexit phenomenon. Sean will also visit the outskirts of town, where he'll meet Steve, a warehouse worker who's stuck in his job despite the creative and artistic dreams he has in mind and whom is used by the director as a reflection of his own past self. Besides working in the warehouse, Steve is a hip-hop artist by nights, representing a generation who wasn't able to fulfill their dreams; he'll see his opportunity in the City of Culture, creating the project 'Beats Bus' to give voice to kids without access to culture. Hide full plot... Show full plot




Trivia A Northern Soul

The director recognizes to reflect on the story of Steve: he left school at 16 years old to work in a factory before he made a film in a pea factory which allowed him to enter film school. Director Sean McAllister opposed the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and their 15 certification because, as he says, the strong language of the movie is not different to what they hear on the streets every day.