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Thumbnail for Secrets & Lies (1996) Secrets & Lies (1996)

Basics Critics:84Viewers:73Rusty:78
Category: DramaSub-Category: drama filmMain subject: dysfunctional familyNarrative location: LondonRuntime: 142 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United KingdomFilming location: LondonDirector: Mike LeighScreenwriter: Mike LeighMusic: Andrew DicksonCinematography: Dick PopeStars: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Claire Rushbrook, Lesley ManvilleProducer: Simon Channing-WilliamsAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Actress (Brenda Blethyn)
Academy Award for Best Director (Mike Leigh)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Simon Channing-Williams)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Marianne Jean-Baptiste)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Mike Leigh)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

A middle-aged London factory worker (Blethyn) 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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