Meantime

United Kingdom, 1984

Film
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Meantime is a sympathetic film about unemployment and the jobless. The film is built around the life of a family living in a council flat in the East End of London. Frank, Mavis, Colin and Mark are the four central characters - Frank, Colin and Mark are all unemployed - and the family live a tense, precarious existence in their cramped high-rise flat.

Credits

director

Mike Leigh

producer

Graham Benson

Language

English

Duration

01:40:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

34031

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Realism in motion pictures

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Great Britain - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Unemployment

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Working class in motion pictures

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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