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The Raggedy Rawney (1988)

During WWII a youth deserts his country's army after a combat experience, but not before wounding his commanding officer with a knife in order to escape. The young man, now very emotionally... See full summary »

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Jane Wood ...
Vie
Ian Dury ...
Weazel
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The Little Girl (as Jennifer Platt)
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During WWII a youth deserts his country's army after a combat experience, but not before wounding his commanding officer with a knife in order to escape. The young man, now very emotionally distraught, dresses in women's clothes and eventually joins a passing gypsy caravan, who think him a young girl... as well as a kind of seer, or 'rawney'. In time, however, he regains some composure and becomes attracted to one of the gypsy girls, which only leads to problems within the gypsy band, especially when the wounded commanding officer finds him Written by Anonymous

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Passion. Deception. Madness. Redemption.

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Drama | Romance | War

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Desertör för livet  »

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The film was screened in the "Un Certain Regard" section at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival. See more »

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Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #3.5 (1999) See more »

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Poor Old Tom
Written and Composed by John Tams
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androgyn, sexy - changed my life
6 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

I try to comment in english in spite of knowing that my english is awful. Sorry.

I've seen that film in 1995 and after that I decided making films by myself. I was very impressed of that sensual handling with an androgyne character. It faszinates me not to know: Is it an homosexual, an transvestite or just a female man. The story was not really clear for me, but the mileu and the characters have been so excellent, that the film today is already one of my favourite films.


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