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Hope And Glory

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
7.93 /10
Sebastian Rice-Edwards , Geraldine Muir, Sarah Miles
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Directed by: John Boorman
Written by: John Boorman

Released: 1987
Origin: GB
Colour: C
Length: 113


A nine year-old boy (Sebastian Rice-Edwards) finds that life during the Blitz is a lot of fun.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Boorman's unreliable memoir is lacking in narrative structure, which makes the film flag long before its end, but it works beautifully as a (mainly comic) montage of memorable moments. As so often in Boorman films, some performances are a matter of taste; both Sarah Miles and Ian Bannen are allowed to overact. Visually, however, it's a joy - thanks to Philippe Rousselot's photography and Don Dossett's art direction (both Oscar-nominated). Along with Deliverance , it's Boorman's most poetic film and it reveals a side of war that's rarely seen.

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