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London Kills Me is a 1991 film written and directed by Hanif Kureshi and starred Justin Chadwick and Steven Mackintosh. Set in West London, it is a darkly comic tale of a group of homeless drug-takers and general outsiders; the portrayal of life on London's streets was sympathetic, if bleak. The film, critically panned on release and a failure at the box office, is now considered a meaningful indie snapshot of early 1990s London.[citation needed] It addresses themes similar to those in Trainspotting, which was released five years later.

London Kills Me
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byHanif Kureishi
Produced byTim Bevan
Written byHanif Kureishi
Music bySarah Sarhandi
Mark Springer
CinematographyEdward Lachman
Edited byJon Gregory
Distributed byRank Organisation
Release date
  • 13 December 1991 (1991-12-13)
Running time
107 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

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