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Cyril Varley in Hard Labour

Hard Labour

1973 NR

A grindingly poor, elderly woman (Liz Smith) puts up with daily abuse from her husband, her children and her employer. Oscar winner Ben Kingsley makes a strong appearance as a friendly taxi driver in this black comedy directed by Mike Leigh that stands as a pointed indictment of sexism and the class system.