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
Colin Tinto <email@example.com>
The epic story of a world at war. And a boy at play.
Did You Know?
Eight years earlier, the movie Yanks
(1979)'s storyline partially captured the experiences of young English boys during the Second World War, a theme that is elaborated on in this film. See more
When Bill is being chased, the dog is running next to him in the last couple of shots. See more
[upon seeing his school blown up by a German rocket earlier in the morning of the first day of the new school year
Thank you, Adolf!
Referenced in Ally McBeal: Hope and Glory
Begin the Beguine
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Sammi Davis See more