This Ken Loach docu-drama relates the story of a British woman’s fight with Social Services over the care of her children. Maggie has a history of bouncing from one abusive relationship to another. She has four children, of four different fathers, who came to the attention of Social Services when they were injured in a fire. Subsequently, Maggie was found to be an “unfit mother” and her children were removed from her care. She finally meets the man of her dreams, a Paraguayan expatriate, and they start a family together. Unfortunately, Social Services seems unwilling to accept that her life has changed and rends them from their new children. She and Jorge together, and separately, fight Social Services, Immigration, and other government bureaucrats in a desperate battle to make their family whole again.
Plot Keywords: sex-scene / watching-television / hose / women’s-shelter / children
Certificate: Australia:MA | Finland:K-12 | Germany:12 | Iceland:12 | Italy:T | South Korea:15 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | United Kingdom:18 | United States:R
Cast: Crissy Rock , Vladimir Vega , Sandie Lavelle , Mauricio Venegas , Ray Winstone , Clare Perkins , Jason Stracey , Luke Brown , Lily Farrell , Scottie Moore , Linda Ross , Kim Hartley , Jimmy Batten , Sue Sawyer , Pamela Hunt , Alan Gold , James Bannon , Christine Ellerbeck , Caroline Conway , Ali De Souza , Deirdre Edwards , Lucie Fitchett , Sue Gifford , Arbel Jones , Tom Keller , Terence Maynard , Nick Miles , Yvonne Riley , Bruce Alexander , Jill Connick , Rosemary Frankau , Katherine Gieve , Lorraine Hilton , Stephen Webber , Lee Alliston , Gillian Borders , Bob Coveney , John Hadleigh , Susan Raasay , Ken Whitfield , Charlene Birchall , Colin Carr , Nicholas Harrison , Anna Healy , Valerie Hunkins , Samantha Lavelle , Jenny Mandis , Katie McMillan , Kimberley McMillan , Samantha Miller , Shirley Montgomery , Chantelle Steadman , Jim Willett
Company: Channel Four Films
Country: United Kingdom
Released Date: 15 Apr 1994 (Italy)
Film Location: London, England, UK
Runtime: 101 min
Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1
adomono » Chrissy Rock gave an unforgettable performance in this little seen film. i highly recommend anyone to go out and rent it. another great but "little seen" film is "Once Were Warriors". my advice is if you go to the video store to rent a couple movies, and are interested in how movies should be made,search for these 2 titles,and you'll see your trip to the video store was well worth it!
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