Directed by : Franco Rosso, writing credits : Franco Rosso, Martin Stellman, produced by : Gavrik Lorey, Martin Stellman, cinematography : Chris Menges, music by : Dennis Bowell, film editing : Thomas Schwalm, cast : Brinsley Ford, Karl Howman, Trevor Laird, David N. Haynes, Victor Romero Ewans, Brian Bowell, Archie Pool, ..., 95mn, (1980).
The city of London has been confrontated to violences since 1945. These violences involve by social problems connected with the 1974 crisis will rise up until the 1980's riots few months later after Margareth Tatcher taking power. White boys in the area of Saint - Paul beat without any reasons people from West Indies in a background leaded by inflation and jobless. The Italian film director Franco Rosso decides to catch these events for making a movie names "Babylon" about the situation of the young black people in the Brit cities at the beginning of the 1980's. "Babylon" has been noticed during the 1980's Cannes Film Festival but never projected in France and censored in United Kingdom. Rosso testify with a lucid spirit on the daily life of black people in Brit cities. The movie main character Blu works as mecanic man the day and performs as musician at night. Life seems to go on but he leaves his job and he will find himself in a middle of fightings between the police. Sometimes the "Babylon" script seems to be approximative but the film director Franco Rosso wanted to build a real approach like a documentary following the Italian neoreaslism spirit.