Based on Hubert Selby Jr.s novel depicting the flip side of the fabulous fifties set against a violent dockworkers strike in Brooklyn 1952. The mean and desolate streets of Brooklyn are home to a host of unhappy hopeless characters stuck in dead-end lives. A young self-destructive prostitute named Tralala (Jennifer Jason Leigh) emotionally numb from having sold her body so many times regularly leads her prospective clients to a dark alley where a gang of petty criminals who roam the streets in search of passion and excitement beats and robs them Harry a corrupt union leader who cannot deal with his repressed homosexuality and a young girls father refuses to admit that she is eight months pregnant. All these stories take place in a world waiting to explode local workers are engaged in an angry strike against a nearby factory while not too far away at the Brooklyn Navy Yard soldiers sail daily for Korea many never to return. The personal and the political intermingle in this bleak look at poverty drugs and violence in the inner-city in the early 1950s.
Release Date: 04 June 2007
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Running Time: 98 minutes
Production Year: 1989
Main Language: English