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LEE CHAN­DLER (an Os­car-win­ning Casey Af­fleck) works as a jan­i­tor in a small apart­ment build­ing in Chicago in Manch­ester By The

Sea (tonight, BBC2, 9.45pm). Out of the blue, he re­ceives a tele­phone call to say his older brother Joe has suf­fered a heart at­tack. By the time Lee ar­rives at the hos­pi­tal, Joe has died and he finds him­self the le­gal guardian to his tru­cu­lent 16-year-old nephew, Pa­trick (Lu­cas Hedges).

Set in and around the tit­u­lar coastal com­mu­nity, Manch­ester By the Sea is an ele­giac drama, which elo­quently ex­plores uni­ver­sal themes of grief, guilt and sex­ual awak­en­ing through the eyes of a 40-year-old handy­man.

Casey Af­fleck and Lu­cas Hedges as Lee and Pa­trick in Manch­ester By The Sea

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