Episode 118: Mike Leigh’s “All or Nothing”
A discussion on Mike Leigh’s 2002 film, “All or Nothing.”
In 2002, Mike Leigh released a film dealing with people with a deep depression a troubled family life. “All or Nothing” was arguably bleaker and darker than Leigh’s 1993 film “Naked.” But where that film had a bit a charm and wit, “All or Nothing” was a relentless display of misery and heartache. The film is capped off with a magnificent performance from Timothy Spall, who plays a man beaten by life.
What made “All or Nothing” more bleak than “Naked?” What themes did Mike Leigh want to explore after his spectacle period piece, “Topsy-Turvy?” Why are there different interpretations of the ending of “All or Nothing?”
Mike Leigh’s “All or Nothing” is the subject episode 118 of the AuteurCast….