Synopsis by Tana Hobart
Filmed in the North Country of England, this is a film noir set in the 1930s as a family struggles with poverty and unemployment. Depressing and realistic, it portrays the lengths to which a family can go in order to survive., though there is some humor interlaced to keep the bleakness under control. The beautiful, sepia-tinted photography enhances the portrayals, which are excellent.
survivor, activism, against-all-odds, bookie, brother, demonstration [political], depression, employment, family, father, loot, love, mill, mill-worker, poverty, struggle, unemployment, welfare [govt. aid]