An English couple (Alan Bates, Janet Suzman) contemplate the Christmastime mercy killing of their mentally retarded child in this smart drama from writer Peter Nichols ("Georgy Girl") and director Peter Medak ("The Ruling Class"). Using dark humor to deal with their daughter's situation, they struggle to find a humane way for her to find peace. With Peter Bowles, Sheila Gish. 107 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.