Housewife, 49

TitleHousewife, 49
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsMillar, Gavin
Running Time95 min
Date Released12/2006
DistributorITV
CountryUnited Kingdom
Publication Languageeng
Abstract

Based on the diaries of Nella Last, initially composed for the Mass Observation project to record ordinary people's war experiences, Housewife, 49 explores how a middle-aged English woman gained confidence during World War II. Last volunteers for the local Women's Voluntary Service in Barrow-in-Furness in defiance of her controlling husband. She gains independence and friendship in spite of rationing, air raids, and the war's effects of her sons.

Cast

Victoria Wood

David Threlfall

Christopher Harper

Ben Crompton

Lorraine Ashbourne

Credits

Produced by Piers Wenger

Directed by Gavin Millar

Written by Victoria Wood

Cinematography by Cinders Forshaw

Edited by Matthew Newman

Music by John Lunn

Genre

Drama

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