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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.

Director:

Anthony Page

Writer:

David Hare (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Uma Thurman ... Elsa Quinn
Jonathan Pryce ... Victor Quinn
Paddy Considine ... Paul Peplow
Sara Powell ... Maxine
Veronica Quilligan ... Finnoula
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Storyline

A recovering alcoholic becomes involved with his boss's wife, a former cocaine addict.

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Taglines:

Attraction. Temptation. Addiction.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Minha Cama de Zinco See more »

Filming Locations:

Central London, England, UK See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The film is based on the stage play of the same name by David Hare; also the screenwriter. See more »

Quotes

Victor Quinn: People say to me, "You're so lucky. You had faith." But Stalin had faith. Hitler had faith. Would it be wonderful to believe in the virgin birth? I don't think so. Or that trees speak to you? Wouldn't that just mean you were mad? Faith's not valuable, not in itself. It's what you have faith in that matters.
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Three-hander about the nature of addictive obsession
31 August 2008 | by ames-22See all my reviews

A quiet but tense piece, definitely not for those who hope for blatant excitement, being more a study of characters, each in his/her own privately nightmarish situation. Essentially a three-hander between Pryce, Considine and Thurman, all of whom turn in excellent performances of a solid script with many well observed turns of phrase and personality. Main weakness is how it dwells, for around 70 minutes, on alcoholic addiction to the exclusion of most else; but, if you know that going in, maybe you can handle it. Conversion from stage to screen works okay.

FWIW, the end credits show it as co-production of BBC and HBO.


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