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Peter Cattaneo United Kingdom, 1997

smndvdcl's rating of the film The Full Monty

In 1997 Britain, this was a cultural phenomenon. Masculinity in crisis and the harsh effect of unemployment on marginalised working-class communities hardly seem like the sort of theme and context that would lend itself to laugh-out loud comedy material. But it did. Quite the 'sleeper hit'. An immensely liberating spectating experience.