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Family Life (1971)

 -  Drama  -  December 1971 (UK)
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A teenage girl suffers a nervous breakdown.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandy Ratcliff ...
Janice Baildon
Bill Dean ...
Mr. Baildon
Grace Cave ...
Mrs. Baildon
...
Tim
Hilary Martin ...
Barbara Baildon
Michael Riddall ...
Dr. Donaldson
Alan MacNaughton ...
Mr. Caswell (as Alan MacNaughtan)
Johnny Gee ...
Man in Garden
Bernard Atha
Edwin Brown
Freddie Clemson
Alec Coleman
Jack Connell
Ellis Dale
Terry Duggan
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Storyline

A 19 years old London girl received agressive psychiatric treatments for her schizophrenic behaviour by a doctor who still wants her family to insure the guard of the child without any regards to the facts that it is this family who's agravating her situation. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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December 1971 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Wednesday's Child  »

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SEK 1,827,374 (Sweden)
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1.37 : 1
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Director Bille August cites "Family Life" as one of his greatest influences. See more »

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References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

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Down by the River
(uncredited)
Written by Neil Young
Sung in the therapy group
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Family Life and the Antipsychiatric Theory of Ronald Laing
19 September 2006 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Family Life I've seen this movie at the end of the seventies, in France, on TV. I registered it, but I lost the tape. Since, I remember a great film, the first of Ken Loach I think. Always in my memory is the last scene, Janice alone behind the students in the amphitheater's and doctor saying that the problem is in his mind and no in the relationship with her parents. I read in some reviews of this time that Ken Loach based his story on the "antipsychiatrics theories" of Dr. Ronald Laing and Cooper, that I studied in France when I was scholar, theories developed in the neighborhood of Jean Paul Sartre's existential psychoanalysis. Recently, a friend of mine, teacher of English literature in my college, initiate a curse on these problems with her students. She needs the original script of this film, but we don't know other that the French translation issued in the L'Avant-Scène french review.. Who could send me part of the script of this film (in English)? Thanks.


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