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Hard labour

Author: Mike LeighTony GarnettAlison SteadmanBen KingsleyLiz SmithAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Water Bearer Films, [2004]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mrs. Thornley works very hard without notice or appreciation. Every day she keeps her own house clean, attends to her husband and unmarried daughter, Ann, then cleans other women's houses. She looks tired and has little affect. Mrs. Thornley's husband works nights, except for Saturdays, when he expects conjugal attention. Ann's worried about pregnancy and talks to her mum about labour and childbrith. Emotionally  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Leigh; Tony Garnett; Alison Steadman; Ben Kingsley; Liz Smith; Clifford Kershaw; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Water Bearer Films (Firm)
OCLC Number: 56187188
Notes: Originally produced for television in 1973 as part of the BBC series Play for today.
Credits: Photography, Tony Pierce-Roberts ; editor, Christopher Rowlands.
Cast: Alison Steadman, Ben Kingsley, Liz Smith, Clifford Kershaw, Polly Hemingway, Bernard Hill.
Description: 1 videodisc (70 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Play for today (Television program)
Responsibility: BBC ; producer, Tony Garnett ; devised and directed by Mike Leigh.

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Mrs. Thornley works very hard without notice or appreciation. Every day she keeps her own house clean, attends to her husband and unmarried daughter, Ann, then cleans other women's houses. She looks tired and has little affect. Mrs. Thornley's husband works nights, except for Saturdays, when he expects conjugal attention. Ann's worried about pregnancy and talks to her mum about labour and childbrith. Emotionally horrific yet oddly amusing, "Hard Labour" is a scathing indictment of classism and sexism made all the more powerful by a surprising appearance by Ben Kingsley as a friendly cab driver.

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