Bleak Moments (1971)

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Bleak Moments is a 1971 British film, the first film of Mike Leigh. It began as a 75-minute stage play in March 1970 at the Open Space Theatre. Leigh and Les Blair had formed their own company, Autumn Productions, and Leigh wanted to make a film of Bleak Moments. He was able to when Albert Finney and Michael Medwin's Memorial Films, who had recently made If.... and were about to produce Gumshoe, "delivered the main financial backing, as well as unused spare bits of film rolls."

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Moments from the uncompromisingly bleak existence of a secretary, her retarded sister, aloof and uneasy teacher boyfriend... (source:


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Full cast list for the movie Bleak Moments.
Anne Raitt

Sarah Stephenson

Eric Allan

Joolia Cappleman

Mike Bradwell

Pat's Mother

Malcolm Smith
Norman's friend

Norman's friend

Christopher Martin
Sylvia's Boss

Linda Beckett
Remedial Trainee

Sandra Bolton
Remedial Trainee

Stephen Churchett
Remedial Trainee

Una Brandon-Jones

Ronald Eng

Reginald Stewart
Man in Restaurant

Susan Glanville
Enthusiastic Teacher

Joanna Dickens
Stout Teacher

Christopher Leaver
Wine Merchant


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Release Date14 November 1972
GenreDrama, Comedy
Filming LocationsLondon, England, UK
London, England, UK
Sound MixMono, Mono

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