A Tindog Film, produced and directed by Nick Hall, this is the story of Joe Strummer’s self-imposed exile in Granada in 1985/86.
Whilst in Spain and needing wheels, tracking down a Barreiros, essentially a European edition of the Dodge-Dart, became a mission. After returning to the UK for the birth of his daughter, Joe couldn’t remember where in Madrid he had left his beloved car.
This documentary is partly the story of the search for the car and partly the story of Joe’s own search for meaning and redemption in those wilderness years.
"SEEMINGLY A MINOR EPISODE AT THE TIME, JOE'S SPANISH ESCAPADE TAKES ON NEW SIGNIFICANCE IN NICK HALL'S CAPTIVATING FILM... THE SEEDS OF STRUMMER'S LATER LIFE REINVENTION WERE SEWN HERE AND THIS LOVELY ACCOUNT ADDS GENUINELY NEW INSIGHTS TO HIS MASSIVE ARCHIVE. A RARE DELIGHT - 8/10" - Kris Needs, Classic Rock, November 2015
"A COMPELLING LOOK AT THE LIFE OF ONE OF MUSIC'S TRUE OUTLAWS" - Daily Mirror ****
"THIS FREEWHEELING KEROUAC-IAN ADVENTURE IS A FASCINATING INSIGHT INTO STRUMMER'S TROUBLED PSYCHE AS HE SEARCHES FOR A NEW DIRECTION" - Record Collector ****
"POIGNANT AND ABSORBING" - Across the Arts
"FABULOUS. THE STORY IS COMPULSIVE" - Johnny Green
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Director: Nick Hall
Producer: Nick Hall
Running Time: 67 mins