By Stephen COOKSON

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Comedy - Completed 2019

Two British working-class couples return to the seaside resort after an absence of 40 years. Looking back on their heady rock ‘n roll youth, they are forced to confront the changes in society and themselves.

& Awards

Dinard British FF 2019
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 89 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Stephen COOKSON
    • Writer(s)
    • Stephen COOKSON, Melanie HARRIS
    • Producer(s)
    • Peter KEEGAN (C K Films), Stephen COOKSON (C K Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Brighton brings together the crème of British characters to portray Derek, Dinah, Dave and Doreen, two retired working-class couples, who return to the seaside resort of Brighton after an absence of 40 years in an uproarious attempt to relive their youth.

      Flashbacks to the 1950s reveal teenage Derek and Dave as a couple of lively cockney chancers out to pull as many girls as they can over the weekend, and Dinah and Doreen down from London and enjoying independence for the very first time in their lives.

      Strolling the promenade of the new millennium, the aged couples present a grotesque reflection of their heady rock-and-roll years as they struggle to come to terms with the changes in society and themselves.

      The couples’ return provides Doreen with a chance meeting which reveals an act of self-sacrifice that finally brings closure to decades of remorse. However, a single bigoted act of aggression from Derek exposes the mutual intolerance of class, gender and sexual orientations still prevalent in Britain today and leads to a hilarious and memorable culture clash showdown between old world and new.