A classic of 1950s sci-fi existentialism and a staple of late-night tv in the 80s and 90s, this is every bit as tense and wonderful as you remember it.
Baby (Ansel Elgort) is the Baby Driver of the title. Two things define his life. His love of music, which he plays constantly through headphones to drown out the tinnitus he suffers from as the result of a childhood accident. And the other is his driving skills – this Baby can make a car dance and almost fly.
A gripping, tense and harrowing film that should leave all viewers raging against the self-interested machinery of tyranny.
This classy little mid-70s psychological thriller gem has been restored as part of Studiocanal’s celebration of 60 Years of Hammer Horror.
You have to love 70s Hammer films. They’re tawdry, salacious, packed with sexualised violence and, in this case, plain bat-shit crazy. This restored version of a late period Hammer horror needs to be seen to be believed.
The title of this film in Danish is “Under sandet” meaning “Under the sand”, while the English title is a bleak pun on the subject matter, which is what director Zandvliet describes as the “never documented story of the dark side of Denmark’s war history”.