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Nil by Mouth

In this somewhat autobiographical film, actor-turned-director Gary Oldman won two BAFTAs, including Best British Film, for his searing portrait of a family trapped in a cycle of destruction. Boasting a remarkable British cast, co-produced by the UK’s SE8 Group and with music composed by Surrey-born Eric Clapton, this raw drama is a must-see staple of British cinema.





In a working-class South-East London neighbourhood, widow Janet (Laila Morse) invites her daughter Valerie (Kathy Burke) and her highly abusive husband Ray (Ray Winstone) into her home with herself and her extended family. Though they try to get along, addiction, violence and dysfunction plague the characters' lives.