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A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.

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Directed by

Mike Leigh

Written by

Mike Leigh (Writer)

Runtime

142 minutes

Country

United Kingdom, France

Language

English

Tagline

Roxanne drives her mother crazy. Maurice never speaks to his niece. Cynthia has a shock for her family. Monica can't talk to her husband. Hortense has never met her mother.

Cast

Keywords

london, england parent child relationship secret reunion adoption socially deprived family

Photos

Lists

#568 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#287 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#40 on Top 100 British films BFI

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Director

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Oscar nomination for Best Picture

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role