It charts the breakdown of a working class family when the teenage daughter befriends a refugee girl. Helen has been married to Paul for 25 years. They live a monotonous and frozen existence. Helen is desperate, damaged, and looking for change. Paul - bitter, hypocritical and bigoted, sick and tired of being in the poverty trap - is on the brink of a breakdown. His biggest fear is change. Into their lives comes Tasha, a Romany Czech refugee, awaiting her British passport and her chance for freedom - a concept taken for granted by all those around her. Told in three revelatory narratives, each from a particular character's point of view, reveals how the disintegration of an ordinary working class family finally comes to a head when unexpected emotions are unleashed.
There are three sides to every story
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Music & Lyrics by Christiane Bjørg Nielsen
(as Christiane Bjørg-Nielsen)
Performed by Christiane Bjørg Nielsen
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20 October 2006 (UK)
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Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $22,517
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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