Hard Labour (1973) DVD
Hard Labour (1973)DVD
Mike Leigh exposes the cruelty heaped on an old woman in this tale of classism and sexism in England. Liz Smith stars as an elderly wife and mother who works as a maid to rich and abusive employers. When she comes home, her husband and daughter give her more of the same, taking her for granted and expecting her to work just as hard to keep their lives in order. With nowhere to turn, Smith must come to some hard realizations.