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i saw this film at the London Film Festival ... drawn to it by the subject matter ...
but what a disappointment - the acting was at times cringe worthy ... the script was at times so obvious and telegraphed, you knew at the start of a scene where it was going ...
and there seemed to be an over-reliance on the period props - just having a nice car, is not enough to carry a scene ! the writer/director was there to take the plaudits - she said that with the film being such a small, low-budget production, she had been able to chose the music, and the main casting.
unless you have a strong interest in the subject matter, this is definitely one to avoid.
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