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Meantime

Comedy

Not Rated

Box Office: $0.0M

Format

Boxart Format Release Date
Cri dcc2792d DVD Criterion Collection
UPC: 715515202015
08/15/2017
Cri brcc2791 Blu-ray Criterion Collection
UPC: 715515201919
08/15/2017

Release Dates

When Announced When Released
In Theaters Made for TV
On 4K-UHD Not AvailableAlert MeRemind Me
On Blu-ray August 15 2017Now Available
On DVD January 26 1999Now Available

Product Details

PRINCIPAL CAST

Marion Bailey, Phil Daniels, Tim Roth, Pam Ferris, Jeff Robert, Alfred Molina, Gary Oldman, Tilly Vosburgh, Leila Bertrand, Paul Daly, Eileen Davies, Brian Hoskin, Herbert Norville, Peter Wight

DIRECTOR

Mike Leigh

PRODUCER

Graham Benson

SYNOPSIS

A slow-burning depiction of economic degradation in Thatcher's England, Mike Leigh's Meantime was the culmination of the writer-director's pioneering work in television and became his breakthrough theatrical release. Unemployment is rampant in London's working-class East End, where a middle-aged couple and their two sons languish in a claustrophobic public housing flat. As the brothers (Phil Daniels and Tim Roth) grow increasingly disaffected, Leigh punctuates the grinding boredom of their daily existence with tense encounters, including with a priggish aunt (Marion Bailey) who has managed to become middle-class and a blithering skinhead on the verge of psychosis (a scene-stealing Gary Oldman, in his first major role). Informed by Leigh's now trademark improvisational process and propelled by the lurching rhythms of its Beckett-like dialogue, Meantime is an unrelenting, often blisteringly funny look at life on the dole.

GENRE

Comedy

RATING

Not Rated

RUN TIME

104 Minutes