A semi-autobiographical 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?
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
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
[to her mother as she's boarding a train to safety
I'm going to miss the whole war, and it's all your fault!
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