The Road: A Story of Life and Death

  • United Kingdom
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A fascinating and intimate insight into the lives of people who have come to London from afar in order to seek a better life and struggled to make the city their home. There's a young Irish woman who dreams of becoming a singer; an elderly Jewish woman who fled Vienna when Hitler was in power; and a glamorous retired German air stewardess living with her estranged husband. Wonderful moments of humour are fused with heart-breaking scenes that reveal broken dreams. The Road: A Story of Life and Death is a study of immigration that manages to be highly affecting, whilst avoiding being polemical or didactic.


  • Original title
    The Road: A Story of Life and Death
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Iqbal Ahmed
  • Editing
    David Charap
  • Music
    Lance Hogan
  • Duration
    75 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United Kingdom
  • Colour
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