FRIENDSHIP'S DEATH

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FRIENDSHIP'S DEATH

Peter Wollen
GB, 1987
Fiction, 78min, OF

FRIENDSHIP'S DEATH

Peter Wollen
GB, 1987
Fiction, 78min, OF

Cast: 
Tilda Swinton
Friendship
Bill Paterson
Sullivan
Patrick Bauchau
Kubler
Ruby Baker
Catherine
Joumana Gill
Palästinenserin
Screenplay: 
Peter Wollen
Sound: 
Mandy Rose
Camera: 
Witold Stok
Editor: 
Robert Hargreaves
Composer: 
Barrington Pheloung
Martyn Phillips
Decoration: 
Gemma Jackson
Denise Rubens
Costume: 
Cathy Cook

Production: 
BFI, Channel Four Television, Modelmark
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Peter Wollen's only solo feature, Friendship's Death, is the bizarre and absorbing story of the relationship between a British war correspondent and a female extraterrestrial robot on a peace mission to Earth, who, missing her intended destination of M.I.T., lands inadvertently in Amman, Jordan during the events of \"Black September\" 1970. The film's intelligent wit, coupled with outstanding performances from Tilda Swinton and Bill Paterson, makes this Wollen's most compelling film.