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65 Ratings


Directed by Stephen Frears
United Kingdom, 2000
Drama, History


Money is tight, but little Liam’s family is a happy one; his mother is caring and devout and his father is a responsible and proud working man. But when hard times hit the Liverpool docks, Liam’s father loses his job and embarks on a desperate course that will change Liam’s world forever.

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Directed by Stephen Frears

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2000 | Golden Lion

2000 | 4 wins including: Marcello Mastroianni Award

Toronto International Film Festival

2000 | Special Presentations

BFI London Film Festival

2000 | New British Cinema

British Independent Film Awards

2001 | Nominee: Best Actor

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