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Life Is Sweet

Spine #659



Release:
May 28, 2013
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DTS-HD 2.0 Surround
  • English subtitles

Life Is Sweet

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Directed By: Mike Leigh
Starring: Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks, Timothy Spall, Stephen Rea, David Thewlis
Licensor: Film4

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This moving film from Mike Leigh is an intimate, invigorating, and amusing portrait of a working-class family in a suburb just north of London-an irrepressible mum and dad (Alison Steadman and Jim Broadbent) and their night-and-day twins, a bookish good girl and a sneering layabout (Claire Skinner and Jane Horrocks). In it, Leigh and his typically brilliant cast create, with extra­ordinary sensitivity and craft, a vivid, lived-in story of ordinary existence, in which even modest dreams (such as the father's desire to open a food truck) carry enormous weight. Perched on the line between humor and melancholy, Life Is Sweet is captivating, and it was Leigh's first international sensation.

Supplements
  • New audio commentary featuring director Mike Leigh
  • Audio recording of a 1991 interview with Leigh at the National Film Theatre in London
  • More!

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