• 2013
  • UK / US / France
  • 1h 38min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Cast: Michelle Fairley, Judi Dench, Steve Coogan
  • UK release: 1 November 2013

An elderly woman whose son was taken away from her gets help in her decades-long search from a cynical political journalist. Based on a true story involving journalist Martin Sixsmith.

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