Having married into a family with Mafia connections, Donna thought her husband George was the diamond in the rough. But after his arrest, she sees layers of him beneath her worst fears, and finds herself fighting for her safety and sanity.
Danny Kavanagh leaves Liverpool for the Lake District, finding work at a hotel and love with a local girl named Emma. Yet Danny remains an outsider in the close-knit community, and through ... See full summary »
A council man becomes increasingly disillusioned over the years, but a heroic act gets him approval and becomes a front-runner for the mayor-ship of Manchester while trying to keep his own secrets buried.
A convict takes up boxing in prison and this brings a new meaning to his life. Once out, his trainer motivates him to become a professional boxer. He cares about only two other things, his uncomfortably close mother and absent father.
It starts when their mother, nearing her 70th birthday, is swept off her feet by retired doctor Mark. Years of secrets, lies, rivalries and betrayals then come to the surface and threaten to blow apart everything they've held dear.
I've been trying to trace this film for soooo long, ever since seeing it on TV years ago. I was blown away. It was one of those nothing-on-TV-late-at-night-flicking-through-the-channels moments, when i came across this film after a few minutes of it starting. Thinking there was nothing else on, and not holding out much hope of a decent film, i watched it anyway and was hooked. Honestly, what a great film and what a masterful performance by Christopher Ecclestone. The delicate subject matter was dealt with extremely well, stripping away the usual prejudices surrounding mental disability, with a man coming to terms with the reality of his roots and his struggle to overcome his own prejudice. It is extremely well filmed, directed and acted - I would wholly recommend anyone to give this a go.
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