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A sweet reminiscence about a family of four children and their RAF-veteran dad, who knows the timetable of every bus in London, but realizes his large family needs a car. He buys a Peugeot ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 10 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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A sweet reminiscence about a family of four children and their RAF-veteran dad, who knows the timetable of every bus in London, but realizes his large family needs a car. He buys a Peugeot station wagon - license plate GFP831E, and the family sets off for annual holidays exploring every corner of Europe - "adopting local customs but never forgetting who won the war." The narrator is one of the children who, as he ages, sees things he missed as a lad - the car no rocket, dad no speedster. As the years wear on, and the car sits in the driveway, dad keeps it ready for the next great summer holiday. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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29 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Robert Bradbrook's Home Road Movies  »

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Included in the Film Festival Collection DVD: Shorts!, Vol. 2. See more »

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Tender, if bittersweet, look back on life as it was perceived (and as it actually was).
2 December 2003 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This short, an impressive blend of live-action footage and animation, is a look back on life as a child, done by the adult that child finally became. At turns funny, sweet, charming and monumentally sad, this short captures the reality of childhood: that is, children perceive the world around them markedly different than do adults. The process of growing up changes that perception for most of us. This short makes you think about life, perception and reality. It was nominated for the BAFTA award for Animated Short. More proof (as though any more were needed) that animation isn't just for kids and never has been. Well worth watching. Most recommended.


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