Secrets & Lies

1996 British comedy film.

Secrets & Lies

Secrets & Lies

This hilarious, bittersweet comedy from director Mike Leigh is an unmissable and moving slice of real life.

Hortense (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) is a young, black optometrist whose adoptive parents have recently died. Cynthia (Brenda Blethyn) is a sad, unmarried mother who works in a factory and lives in a shabby terraced house with her confrontational daughter Roxanne (Claire Rushbrook). Cynthia's brother Maurice (Timothy Spall) is a successful photographer who lives comfortably in suburbia with his wife Monica (Phyllis Logan).

In a misplaced effort to re-unite the family, Maurice and Monica throw a small barbecue party for Roxanne's 21st birthday. When Cynthia brings along her new friend Hortense, chaos ensues and some painful truths are revealed.

First released: Monday 2nd March 2015

  • Distributor: 4DVD
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 136
  • Subtitles: English

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  • Released: Monday 29th July 2019
  • Distributor: Spirit Entertainment
  • Region: B
  • Discs: 1
  • Subtitles: English

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  • Distributor: 4DVD
  • Region: B
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 136
  • Subtitles: English

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