The Borrowers are small, fifteen-centimeter-high humans, who live in the English hinterland. They live out their lives in mouse-hole sized nooks in human houses, and survive by "borrowing" ... See full summary »
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The Borrowers are small, fifteen-centimeter-high humans, who live in the English hinterland. They live out their lives in mouse-hole sized nooks in human houses, and survive by "borrowing" all they need from the house and its inhabitants. This series follows young girl Arriety, and her parents Pod and Homily, as they are displaced from their house, and try to find a new one, with the help of a human boy, George. Written by Tony Lammens <lammens@connexus.apana.org.au>

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27 November 1993 (USA)  »

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Il piccolo popolo dei graffignoli  »

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Sir Ian Holm and Penelope Wilton were married during the time of filming. See more »

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Homily: Pod? What is it?
Pod: I've been seen.
Homily: Where were you?
Pod: In the nursery.
Homily: In the nursery? But there's no one in...
[whispers]
Homily: But there's no one in the nursery is there.
Pod: [nods] A boy.
Homily: Oh no. Not a boy.
Pod: [putting his bag on the bed] There's *no* worse human being than a boy.
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Fanciful, delightful, adventurous tale of Little People
21 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Who doesn't love a story of little people living under the floorboards of an old English cottage? They are called Borrowers. They borrow from the people that live in the house. But they cannot be known to be in the house or their will be trouble. In this particular version there is a boy who is sent for the summer to stay in his aunt's house who is very ill and the housekeeper ends up taking care of him. He is lonely and one day meets up with Arrietti, one of the Borrowers, the daughter. She is very bold and brave almost too much for her own good. All she can think about is being able to be outside. But her Mom and Dad will not allow it because of the dangers of the outside world. There is always the fear of meeting up with one of the humans. You will be holding your breath as you see them almost get caught. The story is suspenseful, adventurous, and just plain fun! Family and friends will delight in the misadventures of this smallish family as they experience life under the floorboards, around a nosey housekeeper, and cat, and even a crow or two.


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