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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Vicky McClure
Michael Socha
Martin Freeman
Jonny Owen
Directors
John Hardwick
Screenwriters
Jonny Owen
Running Time
93 minutes

Svengali
Wrong 'em boyo


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Svengali

Plot
Rabid Welsh music fan Dixie (Owen) thinks he's stumbled upon the next big thing. With his girlfriend, a plastic bag full of beers and a demo tape by The Prems, he heads for London. But while the band should be Dixie's ticket to the top, the big city lights and rival attractions threaten to steal his thunder.


Verdict
A project that had its roots in a series of YouTube videos has a suitably lo-fi feel. Its writer/star has the charm and warmth to keep this muso fairy tale on the tracks and there are entertaining spot-the-rocker cameos galore.


Reviewed by Olly Richards

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