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Lunch Hour

Lunch Hour

A film by James Hill

In this inventive and gripping drama, written by John Mortimer (Rumpole of the Bailey) and directed by James Hill ( Black Beauty, Born Free), Shirley Anne Field (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Alfie) gives an unforgettable, fiery performance as a young designer on the brink of an affair with a married male executive (Robert Stephens - The Shout, Comrades).

With a tightly-focused plot telling the story of an illicit rendezvous in real time , Lunch Hour is presented here in a stunning, digitally remastered transfer, and is accompanied by a selection of director James Hill s colourful and award-winning short films.

Special features

Skyhook (James Hill, 1958, 17 mins): the adventure of oil exploration, deep in the tropics of Papua New Guinea
Guiseppina (James Hill, 1959, 32 mins): a young girl observes different characters at her father's rural petrol station
The Home-Made Car (James Hill, 1963, 28 mins): a man restores his dilapidated car, as a curious young neighbour watches
UK | 1962 | black and white | English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 63 minutes | Original aspect ratio 1.66:1 | DVD9 | PAL | Cert U (contains very mild language) Region 0