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
Instead of making cast and crew T-shirts, production donated the money to Water Aid, to build a well in Africa (like the family did in the film). See more »
The railway line next to the new housing estate changes between electrified and non-electrified several times throughout the film as the overhead wires are not present in a number of scenes. 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 »
Tumble & Fall
Performed by Feeder
Taken from the album "Pushing the Senses"
Written by Grant Nicholas
Co-Produced by Gil Norton & Grant Nicholas
Published by Chrysalis Music Limited
Appears by kind permission of Chrysalis Music and The Echo Label
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This film is about how 2 young kids tried to get rid of 200,000 pounds that literally fell from the sky.
I thought this film would be a simple straight forward kids film like Home Alone. I was so wrong! The story was gripping, and it was told so well that I really felt for the kids. Damian, who had a morbid fascination with Saints, wanted to do good to go to heaven. I really could see his frustration and confusion when the money gave him all sorts of trouble. I really liked the fact that it had a moral side as well, as it taught kids about charity, how money blinded people etc. II never thought Dany Boyle would make such a warm and thought provoking film that could be viewed by everybody! It is a definitely welcomed departure from his usual genre.
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