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R| 2 hr. 22 min.

Plot Summary
After her adoptive mother dies, Hortense (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), a successful black eye doctor, seeks out her birth mother. She's shocked when her research leads her to a lower-class white woman, Cynthia (Brenda Blethyn). At first Cynthia denies the claim, but she eventually admits to birthing Hortense as a teenager, and the two begin to bond. However, when Cynthia invites Hortense to a family barbecue, Cynthia's already tense relationship with her family becomes even more complicated.

Cast: Timothy Spall , Brenda Blethyn , Phyllis Logan , Marianne Jean-Baptiste , Claire Rushbrook , Ron Cook , Lesley Manville , Elizabeth Berrington

Director: Mike Leigh

Genres: Drama

Distributor: October Films

Secrets & Lies (1996)

Release Date: September 23rd, 1996|2 hr. 22 min.

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