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Flesh and Blood (2002)

A man who was adopted at birth traces his real parents, and discovers that they have severe learning disabilities and do not know he exists.

Director:

Julian Farino

Writer:

Peter Bowker
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4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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Christopher Eccleston ... Joe Broughton
Steve Evets ... Man at Door
Barbara Marten Barbara Marten ... Barbara
Des Cummings Des Cummings ... Neighbour
Steve Garti ... Seaworld Man
Stephen Graham ... Eddie
Conor Ryan Conor Ryan ... Phil
Emma Cunniffe ... Cath Broughton
Phoebe Davis Phoebe Davis ... Baby Marie
Aimee Davis Aimee Davis ... Baby Marie
Jean Heywood ... Ethel Broughton
Stephen Chapman Stephen Chapman ... Vicar
Mary Cunningham Mary Cunningham ... Mrs. Lowther
Peter Lorenzelli Peter Lorenzelli ... Mr. Lowther
Lisa Millett ... Judith
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A man who was adopted at birth traces his real parents, and discovers that they have severe learning disabilities and do not know he exists.

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Drama

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A great film - finally i've found it...
6 April 2006 | by gaz-65See all my reviews

I've been trying to trace this film for soooo long, ever since seeing it on TV years ago. I was blown away. It was one of those nothing-on-TV-late-at-night-flicking-through-the-channels moments, when i came across this film after a few minutes of it starting. Thinking there was nothing else on, and not holding out much hope of a decent film, i watched it anyway and was hooked. Honestly, what a great film and what a masterful performance by Christopher Ecclestone. The delicate subject matter was dealt with extremely well, stripping away the usual prejudices surrounding mental disability, with a man coming to terms with the reality of his roots and his struggle to overcome his own prejudice. It is extremely well filmed, directed and acted - I would wholly recommend anyone to give this a go.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Carne y sangre See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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