Hope and glory

United Kingdom, 1986

Film
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John Boorman recreates the London and England of his childhood, when he was a young boy living through the excitement of the Blitz, whilst the adults around him were dealing with the horror of war as best they could. In contrast to the adult’s fears, for the children the war also brings adventure and excitement, and much of the film’s comedy comes from the differing perspective’s between the “grown-ups” and the “kiddies”. The recreation of war-time London is visually spot-on. Boorman wrote the screenplay. The film stars Sarah Miles.

Credits

producer/director

John Boorman

production company

Goldcrest

Colombia

Language

English

Duration

01:53:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37279

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Children and war

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

War films

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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