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Flesh And Blood [DVD]

Christopher Eccleston , Emma Cunniffe , Julian Farino    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Christopher Eccleston, Emma Cunniffe, Peter Kirby, Dorothy Cockin, Barbara Marten
  • Directors: Julian Farino
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Fremantle
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Mar 2007
  • Run Time: 76 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000MQCBM2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,286 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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Christopher Eccleston stars in this drama about a father whose world is turned upside down when he discovers the truth about his origins. Adopted at birth, Joe Broughton (Eccleston) is overwhelmed by an obsessive desire to trace his real parents following the birth of his daughter Marie. His world is blown apart when he discovers that his mother and father have learning disabilities and never knew they had a child. For Joe and his wife Cath (Emma Cunniffe) it's the beginning of a rollercoaster journey that challenges not only his preconceptions about disability, but also his sense of his own identity.

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little drama 5 April 2007
By Flmfn
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I just love this little film. It handles the delicate subject matter of dealing with mental disability very carefully, but also without pulling any punches. It's raw, tender and very realistic without a happy Hollywood ending. The parents of the main character (wonderfully played - as always- by Christopher Eccleston) are not played by actors, but by real people with learning disabilities. This was obviously a very daring choice. It could have very easily turned out badly, but in this film it works beautifully. I never got any sense that these two people were being taken advantage off in any way.

The commentary sheds light on how shooting the scenes between skilled actors and people who were just being themselves worked. The delicate and considering way in which this was obviously done is very admirable. I especially loved Christopher Ecclestons commentary, he seemed so genuinely fond of the people playing his real mom and dad.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great film 15 April 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
i work with people with learning disabilty, so this film was of special interest to me. its a brilliant film, i loved it, a great portrayal of lives lived with learning disabilty, and eccelston is amazing as always!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant acting and intersting viewing. 7 Aug 2009
The actors and actresses in this film are superb. A great drama reflecting real life, a man finding it hard to come to terms with his real parents. Two of the main characters actually do have learning disabilities and they have also done a great job helping the viewer to understand the issues raised in this film.

This film is particularly recommended for those that have worked or do work with people who have disabilities and for anyone with a general interest.
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