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ELECTED MEMBER, THE

Synopsis

Norman is the clever one of a close-knit Jewish family in the East End of London. A brilliant barrister, the apple of his parents' eyes - until at forty-one he becomes a drug addict. For Norman, his committal to a mental hospital represents the ultimate act of betrayal. For Norman's father, his son's deterioration is a bitter reminder of his own guilt and failure. Only Bella, the unmarried sister, can reach across the abyss of pain to bring father and son the elusive peace which they both desperately crave.