The Look of Love by Michael Winterbottom (2013)

A mockumentary. With Steve Coogan as the King of Soho (which was the working title for this movie) – the rich and famous Paul Raymond.
Aside from the plot – the film is a crafty reconstruction of an era that has gone into the history. The interiors, the costumes deserve recognition. It is a well made trip into the 1970’s London and its surroundings. What stays with you for a little longer than that is the voice and face of Paul Raymond’s daughter singing “The Look of Love” – a well known jazz standard which in her interpretation is nostalgic and simply sad.
Anna Friel and Tamsin Egerton are two lovely partners of Coogans in this atmospheric picture.

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