Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Rude Boy takes a look at the UK of 1980 through the eyes of Ray Gange, a punk music fan who leaves his dead end job by landing work as a roadie for his favorite band, the Clash. Part character study, part "rockumentary," part concert film, Rude Boy paints a dark mood of disillusionment at a time of economic decline in Britain, intertwining concert footage with clips from political demonstrations, protests and newsreels. It is a telling portrait of the country's turbulent times with its youth of the day. At the center of it all, however, is the most stunning, furiously alive footage of the Clash that has ever been recorded.