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High hopes

Author: Mike LeighPhilip DavisVictor GlynnSimon Channing-WilliamsRuth SheenAll authors
Publisher: [Australia] : Hopschoch Entertainment [distributor], [1988]
Series: New Vision Classics.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A satirical and compassionate depiction of two aging young Marxists, Cyril and Shirley, stretcher cases of the new Britain. Run over by Thatcherism, the couple is broken in wind and limb and now dispenses brain-dead radicalism from a mind trapped in the 1960's. When not making pilgrimages to Karl Marx's tomb in Highgate, the couple bicker over whether to have a baby, take in lost strangers who stumble into their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Leigh; Philip Davis; Victor Glynn; Simon Channing-Williams; Ruth Sheen; Edna Dore; Hopscotch Entertainment.; Roadshow Entertainment.
OCLC Number: 224785597
Language Note: Language: English.
Notes: 105153-9/HOP0058.
Credits: Simon Channing-Williams & Victor Glynn, producers ; Mike Leigh, writer & director.
Cast: Philip Davis, Ruth Sheen, Edna Doré, Philip Jackson, Heather Tobias, Lesley Manville, David Bamber.
Target Audience: Censorship classification: MA 18+. Contains: occasional coarse language.
Description: 1 DVD videodisc (approximately 108 min.) : sound, color ; 12 cm.
Details: Region 4, PAL.
Series Title: New Vision Classics.
Responsibility: A Mike Leigh Film ; directed by Mike Leigh [and others].

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A satirical and compassionate depiction of two aging young Marxists, Cyril and Shirley, stretcher cases of the new Britain. Run over by Thatcherism, the couple is broken in wind and limb and now dispenses brain-dead radicalism from a mind trapped in the 1960's. When not making pilgrimages to Karl Marx's tomb in Highgate, the couple bicker over whether to have a baby, take in lost strangers who stumble into their two-room hovel, or cope with Cyril's mum and semi-demented sister Valerie.

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