You Really Got Me
A dramatisation, interwoven with archive footage, of the lives of Ray and Dave Davies, the fabled North London brothers of the band The Kinks.
Ray Davies, an audacious lead singer and songwriter and one of rock’s most iconic musicians, formed a partnership with his brother Dave, a hugely gifted guitarist, which was as legendary as that of Lennon and McCartney or Jagger and Richards. After their meteoric rise to fame, the young brothers were plunged into the hedonistic world of the 1960s rock explosion, and their volatile relationship became notorious.
In the UK, The Kinks had 17 Top 20 singles (including You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Waterloo Sunset and Lola) and five Top 10 albums. The band were famously banned from the USA at the height of their fame, but have still sold an estimated 50 million albums worldwide. Their influence has gone on to shape three decades of rock.
- Type of film
- Julien Temple
- Jeremy Thomas
- Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
- Principal Cast
- Johnny Flynn, George Mackay, Juno Temple