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
Not only is the string quartet not actually playing the music, but the Mozart serenade in G K.525 (Eine kleine Nachtmusik) is scored for five instruments, not four. See more
[jabbing at a map of the world, with the British Empire lands in pink
Pink. Pink. Pink. Pink. What are all the pink bits? Rowan.
They're ours, Miss.
Yes. The British Empire. Arthur... what fraction of the earth's surface is British?
Arthur in Roger's Gang
Don't know, Miss.
Anyone? Jennifer Baker?
Yes, two-fifths! Ours. That's what this war is all about. Men are fighting and dying to save all the pink bits for you ungrateful little twerps.
Prelude No. 4
Written by Frédéric Chopin See more