The London Story
TitleThe London Story
DirectorSally Potter
CountryUK
Year1987
Duration15mins
Format16mm, Umatic video
DescriptionSet to the music of Prokofiev's 'Romeo and Juliet', THE LONDON STORY is a camp tale of espionage. Filmed on location in London, images of Whitehall and the Central Statistics Office form the back drop for the woman 'spy' (sunglasses and mink coat) and her collaborators, the Doorman and the Xerox man, who both work in the Cabinet Office. Through a series of ridiculous interviews and choreographed movements, the three spies embark on their undercover work to disrupt Britain's decision on who its political allies are, Europe or the United States. Sumptuously shot in colour, this musical comedy takes a wry look at the obsurdity of politics in general and the state of late 80's Thatcherite Britain.