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Secrets & Lies

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Timothy Spall Timothy Spall
Maurice
Phyllis Logan Phyllis Logan
Monica
Brenda Blethyn Brenda Blethyn
Cynthia
Lee Ross Lee Ross
Paul


Written by
Mike Leigh Mike Leigh
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A very good movie

9 years ago at Feb 2 16:10
I already saw this movie in the movie theater when it was released but, since it was such a long time ago, I was quite eager to check it out again. In fact, I remember it very well, when it was released, it was a critical success and even won the prestigious Golden Palm at the Cannes Film festival. With this in mind, I had some rather high expectations but, to be honest, even though I did like it,... read more
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Cynthia lives in London with her sullen street-sweeper daughter. Her brother has been successful with his photographer's business and now lives nearby in a more upmarket house. But Cynthia hasn't even been invited round there after a year. So, all round, she feels rather lonely and isolated. Meanwhile, in another part of town, Hortense, adopted at birth but now grown up, starts to try and trace her mother.
Release date: 28 February 1997
UPC: 024543130338
Tags: Drama (14), British (7), Adoption (7), 1990s (7), 1996 (6), (4), Comedy (3), Dysfunctional Family (3), UK (3), Family (3), Jealousy (2), Birthday Party (2), Bathroom (2), 90's (2), England (2), Wine (2), Kissing (1), Search For Birth Mother (1), Family Secret (1), Bra (1)
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" Cynthia lives in London with her sullen street-sweeper daughter. Her brother has been successful with his photographer's business and now lives nearby in a more upmarket house. But Cynthia hasn't even been invited round there after a year. So, all round, she feels rather lonely and isolated. Meanwhile, in another part of town, Hortense, adopted at birth but now grown up, starts to try and trace her mother. The film garnered positive reviews, and was nominated for numerous awards."


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