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Hope and Glory Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sebastian Rice-Edwards, Ian Bannen, Geraldine Muir

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Directed and written by John Boorman, Hope and Glory is loosely based on his childhood in war torn England in the 40's. But rather than be a standard war movie, this is a comedy based around a nine year old's experience in such circumstances. Rather than grasping the reality of what is going on around him, Bill (Rice-Edwards) sees the war as an adventure and spends much of his time playing war with his friends. Ian Bannen makes a brilliant showing as the boy's grizzled, yet witty grandfather.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Kind of conflict:    -   war, WW II

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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