A semiautobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was more of an adventure, a total upheaval of order, restrictions and discipline. The liberating effect of the war on the women left behind. And the joy when Hitler blows up your school. Written by
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The epic story of a world at war. And a boy at play.
Did You Know?
According to the Australian DVD sleeve notes, this film is based on director John Boorman
's "own childhood experiences" during World War II. See more
The string quartet of Grace, Faith, Hope and Charity are clearly not actually playing the piece of classical music near the end of the film. Also the Mozart serenade in G K.525 (Eine kleine Nachtmusik) that they are playing is scored for five instruments, not four. See more
What can you do with four daughters? I asked myself - Four daughters! A string quartet was all I could come up with.
Referenced in The 100 Greatest War Films
The White Cliffs of Dover
Written by Walter Kent
and Nat Burton See more