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Billy Liar (John Schlesinger, UK, 1963)

  • The Star 47 Chester Road London, England, N19 5DF United Kingdom (map)
One of the great movies of the 1960s… for all its brilliant comedy, the movie is also a poignant study of indecision.
— AO Scott, New York Times

Tom Courtenay plays the lazy, irresponsible young clerk in provincial Northern England who lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family. Co-starring Julie Christie, this is one of the essential films of the English New Wave.