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Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War (2002)

After her husband's death, woman starts looking for independence.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thelma Caldicot
Gwenllian Davies ...
Sheila Reid ...
Frank Mills ...
Nick Reid
Terence Rigby ...
Henry Caldicot
Angela Bruce ...


Not so aged widow Thelma Caldicot is coerced into a resthome by her manipulative son and daughter-in-law after the death of her bullying husband. Apathy turns to anger and then action as the medication is discarded and Thelma discovers her mettle. She and her aged cohorts stage a rebellion but the result is something nobody envisaged. Written by Taita

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31 January 2003 (UK)  »

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A Guerra do Repolho  »

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In the scene where everyone is watching the TV interview from the hotel room, there is a reflection in the silver serving trays of the studio lighting rig. Something moves back and forward, possibly a boom mic. See more »


Written by Ivor Novello
© Chappell Music Limited
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Limited
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I thought the film was an enjoyable and stirring cry for us not to accept inhumane treatment for ourselves or others.
21 June 2009 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I thought that the film really stirred my emotions regarding the bullying that was suffered by Mrs Caldicot at different times of her life. It was wonderful how the film showed how 'the worm turned', and how Mrs Caldicot showed us how we can change things in our life that are not beneficial either to us or to other people.

I liked the way against all the odds, that the characters who suffered under the inhumane regime in the care home were able to find strength in unity and positive leadership to change things for the better.

It was well acted, and although I thought that the film music score was a little weak, it left me with a real 'feel-good' experience, so much so that I wanted to find out how to buy a copy of it, hence my stumbling across this web page. I thoroughly recommend it to everyone.

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