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Life Is Sweet [videorecording]

Film Four International and British Screen present a Thin Man Film ; a film by Mike Leigh ; produced by Simon Channing-Williams ; written & directed by Mike Leigh
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
An amusing portrait of a working-class family in a suburb just north of London, an irrepressible mum and dad and their night-and-day twins, a bookish good girl and a sneering layabout. A vivid, lived-in story of ordinary existence, in which even modest dreams (such as the father's desire to open a food truck) carry enormous weight. Perched on the line between humor and melancholy.
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
103 min.
Language
English dialogue with optional English subtitles
Rating
MPAA rating: R; for language and a scene of sensuality
Notes
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
  • Special features: Commentary (featuring director Mike Leigh and record in 2013); Mike Leigh at the National Film Theatre (interview with director); Five minute films (five short films written and directed by Mike Leigh in 1975): Probation, The birth of the goalie of the 2001 F.A. cup final, Old chums, A light snack, Afternoon; booklet featuring an essay by critic David Sterritt.
Uniform Title
Life Is Sweet (Motion Picture)
Related Title
Probation.
Birth of the goalie of the 2001 F.A. cup final.
Old chums.
Light snack.
Afternoon.
Edition
Director-approved DVD special ed
Series
The Criterion Collection
Criterion Collection
Series Statement
The Criterion collection ; 659
Criterion collection 659
ISBN
9781604657210, 1604657219
Credits
Costume designer, Lindy Hemming ; production designer, Alison Chitty ; music by Rachel Portman ; director of photography, Dick Pope ; edited by Jon Gregory.
Published
[New York] : Criterion Collection, [2013]
Publisher no.
CC2259D The Criterion Collection
Related Resources
View cover art
Description
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([18] pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.).
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby digital 2.0 surround.
Technical Details
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