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War Bride (2001)
"The War Bride" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  29 November 2002 (UK)
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Lily
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Charlie
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Sylvia
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Lindy
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Lindy
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Louie (as Ben Weinberger)
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Mrs. Clarke
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Dee Dee
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WW2: In London, Lily marries a Canadian soldier who goes off to war. She and her newborn daughter are invited to come and live with his family in Canada, where conditions are not as splendid as he had described. And nobody knows if and when he will return. Written by Roald, Norway

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The second scene is set at a dance in a pub. The wall is decorated with the flags of UK, USA and Canada. The modern Canadian flag, not the 1941 flag, is used. See more »

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A profound and moving journey!
29 January 2003 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

The film makers have orchestrated a profound and moving journey, a film in which ideas and themes emerge from the interaction of human beings, and not in competition with them. Anna Friel, Brenda Fricker and Molly Parker form as potent a feminine triumvirate as the movies have seen in a very long time, powerful actresses who bring as much richness to the film's silences as to its words.

Superficially, the film could be seen as yet another variation on the "liberating outsider" scenario (a popular feminist theme exploited most recently in "Chocolat"), although in "The War Bride" there is considerably more going on than Lily simply teaching her in-laws how to cut loose and live a little. The weightier theme, which develops steadily throughout the film, deals with the inescapable effects of a global war and the extent to which a conflict can still wreak emotional havoc on those furthest removed from actual combat.


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