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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
In all my life nothing ever quite matched the perfect joy of that moment. My school lay in ruins, the river beckoned with the promise of stolen days.
Begin the Beguine
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Sammi Davis See more