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On the Black Hill (1988)

The story covers eighty years in the lives of a pair of Welsh identical twins with an unusual bond, as they go through war, love affairs, and land disputes.

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Aled Baker ...
Lewis - aged 6
Rhys Baker ...
Benjamin - aged 6
Iona Banks ...
Aggie Watkins
Nicola Beddoe ...
Rosie
Anthony Benson ...
The Vicar
James Bree ...
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Kim Caswell ...
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Mark Dignam ...
Reverand Latimer
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Thomas Philips
Claire Evans ...
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Mrs Redpath
Lynn Gardner ...
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The story covers eighty years in the lives of a pair of Welsh identical twins with an unusual bond, as they go through war, love affairs, and land disputes. Written by Kathy Li

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A journey through life on a Welsh hill farm.
4 September 2004 | by (Williams-John UNITED KINGDOM) – See all my reviews

Based on the famous novel by Bruce Chadwick this tale of twins growing up on a welsh hill farm in the 1900s is an excellent film. The film starts with the twins parents meeting at a church on the Wales/England border getting married and going to live on a rented farm called The Vision. The twins then become the focal point of the film, their lives on the farm and their unique bond with it and each other. Welsh nationalism is a recurring theme throughout the film and Anglo/Welsh relations are often strained due to the sale of farms at an auction and the outbreak of war when many Welsh people were drafted into the British army. To emphasise this point the family who start out as Church of England switch to Welsh chapel goers. The twins were real life brothers and most of the cast were recruited from the Hay on Wye area where it was filmed.


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