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Pressure

Pressure
Pressure

Year

1976

Duration

120 minutes

Genres

Drama

Language

English

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Synopsis

Made by Trinidadian director Horace Ove, Pressure is widely acknowledged to have kick-started black British cinema. The story highlights the struggles of Tony, a young black school leaver who, despite having good academic qualifications, finds it all but impossible to find a job. His growing frustration with the institutional racism that prevents him from gaining employment leads him to open up to radical ideas - and question a system that denies him opportunities and benefits.

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15 Classification

This film contains strong language and drug use.

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