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Secrets & lies

Author: Mike LeighTimothy SpallBrenda BlethynPhyllis LoganMarianne Jean-BaptisteAll authors
Publisher: [Beverly Hills, Calif.] : CBS Fox Video/Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 1997.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After her adoptive parents die, a young black woman seeks out her natural birth mother only to discover her mother is white. Equally shocked to learn her daughter she gave up for adoption is black, Cynthia insists it's a mistake. But she soon realizes it's true and when she springs her newfound daughter on the rest of the family, the resulting chaos leads to a series of secrets and lies being revealed at last.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Independent films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Leigh; Timothy Spall; Brenda Blethyn; Phyllis Logan; Marianne Jean-Baptiste; Claire Rushbrook; October Films.; CIBY 2000 (Firm); Channel Four Films (Firm); Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
ISBN: 0793943892 : 9780793943890
OCLC Number: 36818736
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as motion picture in 1996.
"Formatted to fit your screen"--Container.
Credits: Photography, Dick Pope; editor, Jon Gregory; music, Andrew Dickson.
Cast: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Marianne Jean- Baptiste, Claire Rushbrook.
Awards: Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Awards for Best Picture and Best Actress.
Target Audience: Rated R.
Description: 1 videocassette (142 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS; Dolby.
Other Titles: Secrets and lies
Responsibility: October Films ; CIBY 2000 in association with Channel Four Films present a CIBY 2000/Thin Man production ; produced by Simon Channing-Williams ; written and directed by Mike Leigh.

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After her adoptive parents die, a young black woman seeks out her natural birth mother only to discover her mother is white. Equally shocked to learn her daughter she gave up for adoption is black, Cynthia insists it's a mistake. But she soon realizes it's true and when she springs her newfound daughter on the rest of the family, the resulting chaos leads to a series of secrets and lies being revealed at last.

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