A well-worn genre gets, ahem, ‘souled and healed’ in British comedy Kinky Boots. Demonstrating a timelessness that Ugg boots can only envy, it’s another take on that ‘little guy surviving against the odds in slightly quirky circumstances’ theme so beloved of British comedies. It’s underpinned by a showstopping performance by Chiwetel Ejiofor as a transvestite who inspires a line in shoes, and is more uplifting than a nine-inch stiletto.
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Ejiofor’s performance as Lola shows an actor doing what not every actor can do: Taking a character bundled with stereotypes, clearing them out of the way, and finding a direct line to who the character really is.
USA / UK 2005. Park Circus
Käsikirjoitus/Script: Geoff Deane, Tim Firth * Kuvaus/DOP: Eigil Bryld * Leikkaus/Editor: Emma E. Hickox * Pääosissa/Cast: Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah-Jane Potts, Nick Frost * Kopion lähde/Print Source: KAVI * Kieli/Language: English * Kesto/Duration: 107 min * Ikäraja/Age limit: 12