Hope and Glory Movie Review 1987

Information and Film Reviews for Hope and Glory the Movie

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Boorman turns his memories of WWII London into a complex and sensitive film. Father volunteers, and mother must deal with the awakening sexuality of her teenage daughter, keep her son in line, balance the ration books, and try to make it to the bomb shelter in the middle of the night. Seen through the boy's eyes, war creates a playground of shrapnel to collect and wild imaginings come true. Nice companion film to "Empire of the Sun" and "Au Revoir Les Enfants," two more 1987 releases that explore WWII from the recollections of young boys.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 97 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

World War II, Childhood Visions, Family Ties, London, The Homefront: England
John Boorman
Sebastian Rice-Edwards, Geraldine Muir, Sarah Miles, Sammi Davis, David Hayman, Derrick O'Connor, Susan Wooldridge, Jean-Marc Barr, Ian Bannen, Jill Baker, Charley Boorman, Annie Leon, Katrine Boorman, Gerald James, Amelda Brown, Colin Higgins
Philippe Rousselot
John Boorman
Peter Martin
John Boorman, Goldcrest Films, Columbia Pictures


British Acad. 1987: Film, Support. Actress (Wooldridge); Golden Globes 1988: Film--Mus./Comedy; L.A. Film Critics 1987: Director (Boorman), Film, Screenplay; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1987: Cinematog., Director (Boorman), Film, Screenplay.

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