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
Damian favourite book is called "Six O'Clock Saints". Popular in the UK in the 1950s, it is surprising that any parent would give a copy to their child, as the screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce points out at 03:08 in the DVD commentary, since it contains all the gruesome stories that Damian tells in class, plus many more. Its inclusion is a sort of homage to Martin Scorsese, who, according to Boyce, has cited it in interviews as one of his favorite books growing up and that it gave him a wider understanding of the human experience than had been revealed to him as a child. Roger Ebert's 18 March 2005 review of the film, mentions that Boyce "got the inspiration for the screenplay from an interview in which Martin Scorsese said he was reading the lives of the saints." See more »
The film is set around Christmas in England. Yet shadows are relatively short indicating the time of shooting to be summer. The pupils in the playground are not wearing warm clothing, which they would if it were winter. 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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When the Pathe logo comes up, the shadow of the hen has a halo over its head. See more »
This movie is very motivated. Very touchy. This movie is kind of movie that I will show to my children someday. My children have to see this movie. Very inspiring, very touchy, very interesting. This movie will soar your heart and imagination.
The boys who play Damian and Anthony are brilliant. The will be a good actor someday.Anthony is more reasonable than Damian. Damian is full fantasy, same with us, when we were kid.
This movie talk about 2 boys, brother, live with their father. They move to other town, after their mother died. Damian is a lot more weird than his brother. someday Damian found a bag full of money at his playhouse. Then he tells his brother and together they keep the money under his brother's bed.
Excellent movie from Danny Boyle. Danny Boyle is one of my favorite director.
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