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Bleak Moments (1971)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  1971 (UK)
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Moments from the uncompromisingly bleak existence of a secretary, her intellectually disabled sister, aloof and uneasy teacher boyfriend, bizarre neighbor and irritating workmate.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Raitt ...
Sylvia
Sarah Stephenson ...
Hilda
Eric Allan ...
Peter
Joolia Cappleman ...
Pat
Mike Bradwell ...
Liz Smith ...
Malcolm Smith ...
Norman's friend
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Norman's friend
Christopher Martin ...
Sylvia's Boss
Linda Beckett ...
Remedial Trainee
Sandra Bolton ...
Remedial Trainee
Stephen Churchett ...
Remedial Trainee
Una Brandon-Jones ...
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Ronald Eng ...
Waiter
Reginald Stewart ...
Man in Restaurant
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Moments from the uncompromisingly bleak existence of a secretary, her intellectually disabled sister, aloof and uneasy teacher boyfriend, bizarre neighbor and irritating workmate. Written by JCB

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Featured in The South Bank Show: Mike Leigh (2002) See more »

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Dream Fantasy
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Music by Syd Dale
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A sensitive approach
25 April 2000 | by (st Leonards-on-sea) – See all my reviews

Having been a Fan of Mike Leigh for many years I was pleased to have the opportunity to see this early film. I saw this recently as part of a Mike Leigh season on the television. I work with adults with learning difficulties and think the subject was dealt with in a very sensitive way. This film shows how demanding it would be caring for someone like this full time at home. The carer doesn't get much of a life of her own (apart from when her work friend kindly babysits ), but loves her sister and wants to help her, she wants what is best for her. She is completely unselfish and loving. Her work friend is living with a miserable and ungrateful mother who is driving her mad but the same mother gets on very well with Hilda(the retarded sister)so she can't be all bad. I thought the Man who rented the garage to play his music was lovely, he kindly came and played music to Hilda which she loved. Plus he was company for Silvia. I thought this was a lovely film with some very good acting and a moving story.


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