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Backbeat (1993)

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3.5 out of 10 Beatles revisited
Suzanne from Dublin, 18 Jun 2007
Really good film. Excellent music by assorted artists. Accents are a bit dodgy but if you can put up with that its a good watch. Shows how things weren't all rosy in the Beatles garden.
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4.5 out of 10 Backbeat
Brendan from Cork, 21 Oct 2007
A good drama in its own right AND gets its facts right about The Beatles Hamburg years, particulalry the Stuart Sutcliffe angle. Highly recommended.
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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 Astrid Kirchherr, who helped shape the group's image, and with whom both John Lennon and former Beatle Stu Sutcliffe...

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