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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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Sid and Nancy

A mixture of biography, musical and surrealist fantasy, Alex Cox endeavours to narrate the life of Sid Vicious, bassist and mega icon of the mythical British punk group The Sex Pistols, and the tormented relationship with his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. The Pistols themselves are little more than a backdrop: Cox chose to concentrate on the destructive love between Sid and Nancy to obtain his portrayal of the punk generation, which in the London of the 70s attempted to instil the idea of fast life and young death, finally unwittingly changing the history of pop music. When Nancy was found dead in 1978 in New York?s Chelsea Hotel, Sid was arrested and accused of her murder.
His devotion for the cinema sprouted its last shoots during his studies to become a lawyer at Oxford. He started writing screenplays and filming for Bristol University until releasing his second feature and resounding hit, Repo Man (1984). Although he repeated the honours with Sid & Nancy (1986), the same can?t be said of Straight to Hell (1987) or Walker (1987). He went on to concentrate on TV until Highway Patrolman (1992) and The Winner (1996). He currently alternates movie directing with acting.
Alex Cox
Alex Cox, Abbe Wool
Roger Deakins
David Martin
John Cale, Jem Finer, Steve Jones, Shane MacGowan, James Woody, Dan Wool
Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop, Andrew Schofield
Running Time
112 m.
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