Nil by Mouth
- 2 hr 8 min
Nil by Mouth is a bleak 1997 film about poverty in London and England. It was actor Gary Oldman's directorial debut, and it features many details taken from his personal experience. The movie won a number of prestigious awards at the time of its released. The main character, who was played by British stage actor Ray Winstone in his breakout performance, is a drunken and abusive man who drives much of the plot with his acts of unpredictable brutality. Nil by Mouth is also noted for its use of profanity. The movie held the world record for the usage of certain offensive words for many years.