The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead

By Film Hub Wales
Image: Ian Dickson/
Image: Ian Dickson/

"The U.K.'s oldest extant punk band gets a suitably entertaining, fractious documentary tribute." VARIETY 


From Lemmy filmmaker Wes Orshoski comes the story of the long-ignored pioneers of punk: The Damned, the first U.K. punks on wax and the first to cross the Atlantic. Interviewing a host of their contemporaries, the film was shot around the globe over three years, and charts the band's complex history and infighting, as it celebrated its 35th anniversary and found its estranged former members striking out on their own anniversary tour, while still others battle cancer.

Welsh connections

Shot in Wales

Set in Wales


Date: 7th June 2016

Running time: 110 minutes

Certificate: 18


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See the Q&A held at the screening at Chapter with Paul Gray, Bryn Merrick, Rick Rogers and director Wes Orshoski, hosted by S Mark Gubb