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Short documentary about a 46-year-old woman who works in a fish-and-chips shop with her two daughters. Fish and chips are an essential element of British society. At 11 a.m., the first queues form in front of the countless shops. The food - greasy, pale and cheap, but also banal and funny - shows a typical side of England. The Taste of Life follows three women who run a fish-and-chips shop in te Northern English city of Hull. Their lives seem filled with restrictions. Yet they have come to terms with their fate and try, as one of them says: 'to make the best of a bad job'. The fish and chips shop is their pride and glory. Their domain where, far away from their husbands, they use humour to keep themselves and their customers on their feet.

Title: The Taste of Life
Year: 1995
Duration : 32 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 1995

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