Set in England between the two World Wars, this film has a similar feel to ''Angela's Ashes''. The eponymous hero is a little boy, the youngest in the family, and we experience what happens in the world through his eyes. There are actually three intermingled stories - Liam, his father, and his sister, each with their own problems brought about by the Depression. Note that the film features a scene of full-frontal female nudity, even though the age restriction does not mention ''N''.
Anthony Borrows, Ian Hart, Claire Hackett, David Hart, Megan Burns, Anne Reid
Mida, Diaphana Films, B.I.M., BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), Degeto Film, Diaphana Films, Liam Films, Mida Film, Road Movies Filmproduktion, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, arte
South African Media
The MoviesiteIan Douglas
Cape ArgusGary van Dyk
The StarDiane De Beer
Die BurgerFransois Smith
Total Film (UK)Neil Smith
Film Review (UK)Ben Woodhams
Average .. 56%
Ian Douglas: When looked back on from a distance, the film deals with the problems that dogma -- whether religious or political -- cause in the lives of people. I found the movie pretty depressing, and am glad to have been spared a Catholic schooling like poor Liam's.