A Way of Life (2004)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Social Problem Film, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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A single teenage mother operating along the margins of society unleashes a bitter torrent of anger on her unsuspecting neighbors in first-time director Amma Assante's seething psychological drama. Leigh-Ann (Stephanie James) may seem like a victim to some, but in between paying the bills, dealing with welfare officers, and keeping the menacing father of her infant child at bay, this single mother has no time for anything but survival. With so much bottled rage in her life Leigh-Ann is bound to explode sooner or later, and when her brother starts dating the daughter of her Pakistani neighbors this mother's uncontrollable anger threatens to consume both her and the ones she holds dearest.



mother, Pakistani [nationality], rage, single-parent