He had to choose between his best friend... The woman he loved... And the greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world. A reconstruction of the legendary British rock group's early days before the advent of Beatlemania and world-wide fame. The story focuses on the turbulent and exciting period that the Beatles' spent in Hamburg Germany in 1960-62 when they played in a series of rough-and-tumble dives and came into contact with cutting-edge artists. Among them was photographer A
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Focusing on the so-called 'fifth Beatle' Stuart Sutcliffe, this film tells of the The Beatles' adventures during the summer of 1960, when they moved to Hamburg and played gigs in red light district clubs. Sutcliffe (Stephen Dorff), an artist as well as musician, begins to drift apart from his famous friends after meeting and falling in love with Astrid Kirchnerr (Sheryl Lee), an avant-garde photographer. As the band takes off he has to choose between his art, his love, and his friends. The Beatles' musical performances were recreated for the film by an alternative rock supergroup, including members of R.E.M and Nirvana.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play He had to choose between his best friend The woman he loved And the greatest rock &39;n&39; roll band in the world A reconstruction of the legendary British rock group&39;s early days before the advent of Beatlemania and world-wide fame The story focuses on the turbulent and exciting period that the Beatles&39; spent in Hamburg Germany in 1960-62 when they played in a series of rough-and-tumble dives and came into contact with cutting-edge artists Among them was photographer Astrid Kirchherr who helped shape the group&39;s image and with whom both John Lennon and former Beatle Stu Sutcliffe fell in love Featuring a top-notch soundtrack of Beatles covers by the &39;Backbeat Band&39; specially formed for the film Members include Greg Dulli Dave Pirner (vocals); Don Fleming (guitar vocals); Thurston Moore (guitar); Mike Mills (bass vocals); Dave Grohl (drums) Actors Sheryl Lee Stephen Dorff Ian Hart Gary Bakewell Jennifer Ehle Chris O&39;Neill & Scot WilliamsDirector Iain SoftleyCertificate 15 years and overYear 1993Screen Widescreen 1851 AnamorphicLanguages English ; French ; Italian ; Spanish - Dolby Digital (20)Subtitles Croatian ; Dutch ; English ; English for the hearing impaired ; French ; Greek ; Hebrew ; Italian ; Portuguese ; SpanishDuration 1 hour 36 minutes (approx)