Beatrice is a smash-and-grab jewel thief, an Italian in London, robbing with her partner Bruno. She and Bruno live with Paul, who’s Bruno’s lover and a world-weary cokehead in debt to a local thug. Each of the three loves the others. Beatrice quits the game, Paul and Bruno split, and a primary-school teacher named Alan enters Beatrice’s life. He romances her with dinners and a trip to Paris to dance at a jazz club. Paul faces pressure to pay, Bruno wants another score, and Beatrice may not be able to trade the rush of robbery for the quiet life of a teacher’s wife. Her entanglements with Paul and Bruno may not be easily cut. And what of Alan: will he fight for love? – IMDb
Michael Radford was born in New Delhi, India, to an English father and an Austrian mother. He grew up mainly in the Middle East, where his father served in the British Army, and was educated at Bedford School and at Worcester College, Oxford. At the age of 25, having been a teacher for a number of years in Edinburgh, he was accepted at the National Film School and became one of the first 25 students in its inaugural year.
Upon graduating in 1974 he embarked on a series of documentaries, mainly for the BBC. These included “The Madonna and the Volcano” (Grand Prix Nyon Documentary Festival 1976) and “Last Stronghold of the Pure Gospel”. In 1980 he directed his first feature film for BBC Scotland, entitled The White Bird Passes adapted from the novel by Jessie Kesson and winner of the Scottish Radio Industries Award in that year. It was the success of this collaboration that led to the writing and directing of Another Time, Another Place his first feature film… read more