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My Zinc Bed (2008)

TV-MA | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 27 August 2008
A recovering alcoholic becomes involved with his boss's wife, a former cocaine addict.

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Elsa Quinn
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Victor Quinn
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Paul Peplow
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A recovering alcoholic becomes involved with his boss's wife, a former cocaine addict.

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Attraction. Temptation. Addiction.

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Drama | Romance

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27 August 2008 (UK)  »

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A Minha Cama de Zinco  »

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The film is based on the stage play of the same name by David Hare; also the screenwriter. See more »

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Victor Quinn: [of Mozart] All that life-affirming can seem awfully jangly when it hits you at the wrong angle.
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My Alcoholic Bed
22 May 2010 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

Packed in a tight 75 + minutes, 'My Zinc Bed' follows a pretty simple structure. The film is mostly a chambre piece that is told through a series of conversations between three people: a recovering alcoholic poet, a businessman and his trophy wife. The director tackles the themes of alcoholism and desire through complicated relationships between the three characters. The tension is mostly built through dialogue. Paddy Considine, Jonathan Pryce and Uma Thurman deliver excellent performances as they get under the skin of the characters. Had lesser actors been cast, this would have been a borefest. Even though I find 75 minutes to be too short a time for a film's duration, I liked that the writer stays focused on the main story and its principle characters. Due to the complex themes, 'My Zinc Bed' may not be everybody's cup of tea and it has been an interesting and involving watch.


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