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Life Is Sweet [videorecording]

Film Four International and British Screen present a Thin Man Film ; produced by Simon Channing-Williams ; written and directed by Mike Leigh
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Life is sweet: Comedy about a girl who finds her family unbearably weird -- her mother laughs at anything, her father dreams of selling hot dogs and her sister is a plumber. She struggles to fit in while coping with her craving for junk food and kinky sex!
Sense of history: In this short the 23rd Earl of Leete (Jim Broadbent) shows us the vast estate of the house of Leete and recounts the family history.
Short and curlies: A short comedy about the romance between a young woman and a man who communicates only through jokes and humor.
Director
Mike Leigh
Performers
Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks, David Thewlis, Moya Brady, Stephen Rea.
Release Date
1990
Run Time
102 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.
  • Bonus features: Two short films by Mike Leigh: "A sense of history" (1992, ca. 22 min.) ; "The short and curlies" (1988, ca. 18 min.)
Related Title
Sense of history.
Short and curlies.
Credits
Director of photography, Dick Pope ; music, Rachel Portman.
Published
[London] : Film Four Limited, c2010.
Related Resources
Credits from Internet movie database Credits from Internet movie database Credits from Internet movie database
Description
1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD-R, widescreen.
Technical Details
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