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Newly remastered by the BFI National Archive, Mike Leigh’s ferociously powerful depiction of England’s underbelly is a brilliant amalgam of black comedy and doomsday prophecy.


A portrait of male angst and social dislocation, which took best director and actor prizes at Cannes, Leigh’s film features a truly unforgettable performance by David Thewlis.


Client: BFI
Dir. Mike Leigh