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Title Secrets & lies [(DVD) videorecording] / 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.

Publication Info. Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2004]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult DVD Fiction  F SEC    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F SEC    DUE 10-05-20
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Description 1 videodisc (approximately 142 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; NTSC; Dolby digital surround; widescreen, region 1.
Language Soundtrack in English; optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Cast Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Claire Rushbrook.
Credits Photographed by Dick Pope ; edited by Jon Gregory ; music by Andrew Dickson.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1996.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Summary Hortense, an adopted Black woman in London, seeks out her natural birth mother only to discover the woman is white. Equally shocked to learn the daughter she gave up for adoption is Black, Cynthia insists it's a mistake. But she soon realizes it's true. When Cynthia brings her newfound daughter home to meet her family-from-hell, all the secrets and lies, the deceptions and animosities come pouring out.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
Awards Cannes Film Festival, 1996: Palm d'Or.
Subject Adoptees -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Birthmothers -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Racially mixed people -- England -- London -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Deception -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Dysfunctional families -- England -- London -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
DVDs.
Genre Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Leigh, Mike, 1943- director, screenwriter.
Channing-Williams, Simon, producer.
Blethyn, Brenda, 1946- actor.
Jean-Baptiste, Marianne, actor.
Spall, Timothy, 1957- actor.
Logan, Phyllis, actor.
Dickson, Andrew, composer.
October Films.
Channel Four Films (Firm)
CIBY 2000 (Firm)
Thin Man Films (Firm)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Added Title Secrets and lies
Secrets & lies (Motion picture)
Standard No. 024543130338
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