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by Ken Loach1h421993United Kingdom

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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.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Production Compagny : Channel Four Films, Parallax Pictures
    • Distributor : Diaphana
    • Original Music : George Fenton
    • Director : Ken Loach
    • Scenario : Rona Munro
    • Photo Director : Barry Ackroyd
    • Set Decoration : Martin Johnson
    • Costume Design : Wendy Knowles
    • Sound Recorder : Ray Beckett
    • Editing : Jonathan Morris
    • Producer : Sally Hibbin
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1993
    • French release date : 28 septembre 1994
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : English

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