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Summary A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.

Directed By: Mike Leigh

Written By: Mike Leigh

Secrets & Lies
Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 27 Critic Reviews
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User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 53 User Ratings
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Summary A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.

Directed By: Mike Leigh

Written By: Mike Leigh

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Universal Acclaim Based on 27 Critic Reviews
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Universal Acclaim Based on 27 Critic Reviews
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96% Positive
26 Reviews
4% Mixed
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Universal Acclaim Based on 53 User Ratings
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6% Mixed
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Universal Acclaim Based on 53 User Ratings
8.4
91% Positive
48 Ratings
6% Mixed
3 Ratings
4% Negative
2 Ratings

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Production Company CiBy 2000, Channel Four Films, Thin Man Films
Release Date Sep 27, 1996
Duration 2 h 16 m
Rating R
Tagline Roxanne drives her mother crazy. Maurice never speaks to his niece. Cynthia has a shock for her family. Monica can't talk to her husband. Hortense has never met her mother.
Academy Awards, USA
5 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
• 1 Win & 3 Nominations
BAFTA Awards
• 3 Wins & 7 Nominations