Rough Times


The normal emotional reactions to bereavement in a family, sung as a musical drama.

SKU: 803
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Producer: Cardinal Broadcast
Year Produced: 1997
Running time: 36 minutes


A very unusual musical drama telling very graphically the normal emotional reactions to bereavement. It covers the range of normality, and points to the role of friends, relatives and professionals. The story follows a family who experience the death of a child in a road accident. The processes of denial, anger and resolution are illustrated both in picture and in song. The social and cultural factors are touched on, as are the different experiences of the family members. The intercut professional comments are succinct and provide explanation. DVD includes an interview with a psychotherapist and consultant psychiatrist discussing bereavement in clinical practice. Also suitable for general audiences.

Made in 1997 this film reflects the cultural attitudes and language of the time it was made. The issues raised are timeless.