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The Ploughman's Lunch (1983)

 -  Drama  -  May 1983 (UK)
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James Penfield has made a career out of journalism. Now bankrupt, he finds himself with a group of other writers in the middle of the dispute-ridden British homeland at the time of the Falklands War.

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James Penfield
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Jeremy Hancock
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Ann Barrington
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Matthew Fox
Charlie Dore ...
Susan Barrington
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Gold
Nat Jackley ...
Mr. Penfield
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William Maxwell ...
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David Lyon ...
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Polly Abbott ...
Gold's Assistant
Peter Walmsley ...
Bob Tuckett
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James Penfield has made a career out of journalism. Now bankrupt, he finds himself with a group of other writers in the middle of the dispute-ridden British homeland at the time of the Falklands War.

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Debut produced screenplay of English writer Ian McEwan. See more »

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Referenced in No 73: The Disagreement (1983) See more »

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Music by Trevor Duncan
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Coldly, faultlessly observed portrait of various very unpleasant bourgeois Thatcher-dominated Brits, involved in the life of the bleak central character, a morally bankrupt journalist.
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This is a very cold, well observed multi-layered portrait of a bunch of vile people, all scrambling up and down the greasy pole in the politically bleak bourgeois homeland of Thatcher's Britain at the time of its Falklands War obsession. The central character, an empty, ambitious, morally bankrupt journalist (Jonathan Pryce) is impossible to like or even dislike - just like the film itself. It's like a doctor's accurate diagnosis: you may need to know, but you don't necessarily want to. The photography is beautiful.


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