Meantime

Meantime Trailers

Original title Meantime
Category Drama, Comedy, TV Movie
UK Release Date
Production year 1983
Production Country
Directors Mike Leigh
Cast Phil Daniels, Tim Roth, Jeffrey Robert, Pam Ferris, Gary Oldman, Marion Bailey, Alfred Molina, Tilly Vosburgh, Paul Daley, Leila Bertrand, Hepburn Graham, Peter Wight, Eileen Davies, Herbert Norville, Brian Hoskin
Distributor

Synopsis

A working-class family in London's East End is struggling to stay afloat during the recession under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's premiership. Only the mother Mavis is working; father Frank and the couple's two sons Colin, a timid, chronically shy individual and Mark, an outspoken, headstrong young man, are on the dole. This situation is contrasted by the presence of Mavis's sister Barbara, and her husband John, whose financial and social loftiness appears to be a comfortable facade over the unspoken soreness of a lackluster marriage.