A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his first Holy Communion, gets a regular dose of fire and brimstone at church. Teresa, about 13, has a job as a maid to the Jewish family that owns the closed shipyard. The lady of that house is having an affair, and Teresa becomes an accomplice. Liam stutters terribly, especially when troubled. Dad comes under the sway of the Fascists, who blame cheap Irish labor and Jewish owners. A Molotov cocktail brings things to a head. —<firstname.lastname@example.org>
this movie told a story that was hard to tell and they did it well. the last couple of years as had many up lifting and happy ending british films that have done well in the US, but LIAM breaks that and has a sad story with a sad ending that leaves us with little up for this family that has been torn this way and that way.
- Jan 20, 2003
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