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Added on: 17/10/2001 20:00
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Secrets & Lies (UK)

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Roxanne drives her mother crazy. Maurice never speaks to his niece
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 136 mins
Retail Price: £9.99
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Hortense (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) is a young, black optometrist whose adoptive parents have recently died.

Cynthia (Brenda Blethyn) is a sad, unmarried mother who works in a factory and lives in a shabby terraced house with her confrontational daughter, Roxanne (Claire Rushbrook).

Cynthia`s brother Maurice (Timothy Spall) is a successful wedding photographer who lives comfortably in suburbia with his snooty wife Monica (Phyllis Logan).

In a misplaced effort to re-unite the family, Maurice and Monica throw a small barbecue party for Roxanne`s 21st birthday. When Cynthia brings along her new friend Hortense, chaos ensues as some painful truths are revealed.

Special Features:
Interactive Menus
Scene Access
Theatrical Trailer

Video Tracks:
Widescreen Letterbox 1.78:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English

Directed By:
Mike Leigh

Written By:

Michele Austin
Elizabeth Berrington
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Claire Rushbrook
Brenda Blethyn
Phyllis Logan
Timothy Spall

Casting By:
Paddy Stern
Susie Parriss

Soundtrack By:
Andrew Dickson

Director of Photography:
Dick Pope

Jon Gregory

Costume Designer:
Maria Price

Production Designer:
Alison Chitty

Simon Channing-Williams

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