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Andrew Hawley ...
Timothy 'Tim' Dobson
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Mrs. Dobson
Kate Foster ...
Win
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John Carns
Patrick Daley ...
Eddie King
Paul Askew ...
Stanley
Lorraine Peters ...
Win's grandmother
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Frank Dobson
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Mouth organ player
Jack Carr ...
Mill owner
Clive Wood ...
Turner
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Richard Laxton ...
Reg Reid
Denis Lill ...
Doctor
Alison Lloyd ...
Woolshop owner
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This densely-packed film is based on a book by Tom Hart about the struggles of a young Yorkshire boy trying to come to grips with squabbling parents, a doctor who wants to institutionalize him because of his epilepsy, and a mother who refuses to accept that he is different in any way -- and that is only the half of it. The boy, Tim (Andrew Hawley), also acts as a go-between for his friend Carns (Liam Neeson) who is having an affair with a married woman (Miranda Richardson). Eventually, things start to sort themselves out, and Tim sees life getting more interesting when he and his friend Win (Kate Foster) slowly get a relationship going.

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Complex and complicated
8 November 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A complex film about follows the lives of people in a small village in northern England just after the First World War. The main character, a young boy afflicted with epilepsy, has to cope with a father gassed in the war and a mother keen to protect him from too much reality. His hero is an educated single man in the town, played by Liam Nesson, whose claim to fame is a vast collection of books. The boy forms a friendship with a slightly-older teenager girl called Win but the entire movie revolves around his discovery that the Neeson character is carrying on an affair with a married woman in the village. What plot there is very hard to follow and the abrupt end of the movie suggests the director had no real idea of how to resolve the relationship between the boy and the girl while resolving the relationship of the Neeson character and his lover, played by Natasha Richardson, in a way that assumes the mores of the late 20th century applied in England in the 1920s.


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