Better Things

Better Things
  • 2008
  • UK
  • 1h 33min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Duane Hopkins
  • Written by: Duane Hopkins
  • Cast: Liam McIlfatrick, Megan Palmer, Betty Bench, Frank Bench, Rachel McIntyre, Che Corr, Tara Ballard, Freddie Cunliffe, Patricia Loveland, Kurt Taylor, Michael Socha
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The Dardennes brothers meet Mike Leigh in Brit writer/director Hopkins' excellent feature debut about drugs and doomed lives in the Cotswolds.

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