The UK is about to switch its currency from Pounds to Euros, giving a gang a chance to rob the poorly-secured train loaded with money on its way to incineration. But, during the robbery, one of the big bags falls literally from the sky on Damian's playhouse, a 7-year old given to talking to saints. The boy then starts seeing what the world and the people around him are made of. Ethics, being human and the soul all come to the forefront in this film. Written by
Danny Boyle and Frank Cottrell Boyce mention at 27:17 in the DVD commentary, that one of the actors who play the martyrs of Uganda claimed to be a descendant of the real martyrs of Uganda of 1881. See more »
Nations transitioning to the euro were allowed to keep legacy currency in circulation as legal tender for two months - and, even after the official dates, they continued to be accepted for exchange by national central banks for varying periods - and indefinitely in some countries. See more »
The French have said au revoir to the franc, the Germans have said auf wiedersehen to the mark, and the Portuguese have said... whatever to their thing.
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Written by Ary Barroso (as Aro Barrosa)
Performed by S.-Express (as S-Express)
Licensed courtesy of BMG UK & Ireland Ltd
(c) 1939 by Irmaos Vitale, Brazil
(c) 1939 by Southern Music Publishing Co. In. NY
(c) assigned 1942 to Peer International Corporation, NY See more »
From reading the comments, I wouldn't judge this movie by the trailer. It really doesn't reflect what the movie is about. Just the way Fox cut it.
The ideas of the Euro and Money in general are really just used as creative tools. The real plot is quite brilliant, telling a great story of a very pure heart, a young boy and his brother. These two kids did an amazing job, one of which has had no previous experience.
I was fortunate enough to attend a special screening where Mr. Boyle showed up (San Fran). Thanks! I wish more directors did this :) I found it quite entertaining, funny, light and complex. A great way to relax after a long day of flying.
I commend Danny for trying something different, on the opposite spectrum compared to 28 Days and Shallow Grave.
A great movie for 2005!
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