Saturday, April 15, 2006

The Van of Life, Van of Death

(£) **½ The vans of life and death are two mobile units dispensing kebabs, burgers and chips to mostly drunken students and locals from 9 PM until 3 AM. Both have become something of essential Cambirdge institutions. Depending on the time of the year, one encounters either a friendly, chatty crowd in the queue waiting for food, or downright aggressive drunks. Especially in the winter months, the heart of Cambridge takes on a ghostly, desolate air, and the market square with its two vans becomes, for better or worse, the animated centre of post-closing-time social life in the centre. Read an interview here.


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