Been So Long (film)

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Been So Long
Been So Long.png
Directed byTinge Krishnan
Produced by
  • Amanda Jenks
  • Nadine Marsh-Edwards
Screenplay byChé Walker
Based onBeen So Long
by Arthur Darvill and Ché Walker
Music by
  • Christopher Nicholas Bangs
  • Arthur Darvill
CinematographyCatherine Derry
Edited byPeter Christelis
  • BFI Film Fund
  • Film 4
  • Greenacre Film
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
26 October 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom

Been So Long is a 2018 musical film directed by Tinge Krishnan based on the musical of the same name, with a screenplay written by Ché Walker.

The film was released on 26 October 2018 by Netflix.


Simone, a single mother, meets and falls in love with a handsome stranger named Raymond while out for a rare night on the town with her friends.



In May 2017, it was announced that principal production of the film had concluded in London, UK.[1] In September 2017, Netflix bought worldwide rights to the film, in what was a "multi-million dollar deal", believed to be Netflix's largest single acquisition of a U.K. film in its history at the time.[2][3]


Been So Long: Official Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by
Christopher Nicholas Bangs
ReleasedOctober 26, 2018 (2018-10-26)
LabelVirgin EMI Records

The musical score for Been So Long was composed by Christopher Nicholas Bangs, and features music from the film’s stars.

The digital album was released through Virgin EMI Records on 26 October 2018.[4]

1."Love Is"
  • Arinze Kene
  • Michaela Coel
2."What U Sayin"
  • Michaela Coel
  • Ronke Adekoluejo
3."I Want A Fella"Ronke Adekoluejo2:53
4."Primus Humanus (Man Of Steel)"Arinze Kene1:24
5."Smile"George MacKay2:42
6."Raymond Receives Texts"Christopher Nicholas Bangs2:05
7."Park Bench"Christopher Nicholas Bangs1:22
8."Thunder And Gold"
  • Arinze Kene
  • Michaela Coel
  • Arinze Kene
  • Michaela Coel
10."Who Is It Against The Whole World?"Christopher Nicholas Bangs1:50
11."Closing Time"Luke Norris2:07
Total length:67:57


It was released on October 26, 2018 by Netflix.[5]


On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 100%, based on 11 reviews, with an average rating of 6.88/10.[6] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 74 out of 100, based on 5 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[7]


  1. ^ Mitchell, Robert (7 May 2017). "Cannes: First Look at British Musical 'Been So Long' (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Netflix Strikes Biggest UK deal on Michaela Coel musical Been So Long (exclusive)". Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  3. ^ "Netflix Buys Rights To New Musical Movie Starring Chewing Gum's Michaela Coel". The FADER. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  4. ^ Soundtrack Album for Netflix’s ‘Been So Long’ Released
  5. ^ Everything Coming to Netflix in October 2018
  6. ^ Been So Long (2018), retrieved 2019-03-03
  7. ^ Been So Long, retrieved 2019-03-03

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