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Oranges and Sunshine (2010)

R  |   |  Drama, History  |  1 April 2011 (UK)
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Set in 1980s Nottingham, social worker Margaret Humphreys holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunites the children involved -- now adults living mostly in Australia -- with their parents in Britain.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Margaret Humphreys
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Susie
Stuart Wolfenden ...
Bill
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Nicky
Federay Holmes ...
Charlotte
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Merv
Molly Windsor ...
Rachel
Harvey Scrimshaw ...
Ben
Tammy Wakefield ...
Susan
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Australia House Official (as Alastair Cummings)
Kate Rutter ...
Vera
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Jack
Marg Downey ...
Miss Hutchison
Geoff Revell ...
Syd
Chrissie Page ...
Betty
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Set in 1980s Nottingham, social worker Margaret Humphreys holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunites the children involved -- now adults living mostly in Australia -- with their parents in Britain.

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A Tragedy That Spanned Decades - A Love That Crossed Continents - A Triumph That Changed Two Nations See more »

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Laranjas e Sol  »

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[first lines]
Margaret Humphreys: So right now your baby needs to be safe, and you need a bit of support, don't you? I know you care, of course you do. But this will give you a chance to sort yourself out.
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Orange and sunshine
4 June 2012 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This movie made my cry , I loose my words... At the beginning I thought that it was a bad movie ,another true boring story , complicated , I would prefer to go watch an action movie like Avengers. But after I watched this film , I Completely changed my mind . First the story , I couldn't believe it when I saw that this story had really Happened ! It's so dreadful , 150 thousand children were deported to be treated like dogs, they worked hard on farms , don't see their parent's anymore and their siblings (because they were separated !) It's so sad ! Then I want to talk about the director of this film , Jim Loach , he's an amazing , stunning , wonderful , compelling , director! Now I want to talk about the cast , this cast and the actor's game are impressive ! Emily Waston plays Margaret Humphreys with much intensity , it's unbelievable , this lead role fits her very well ! Hugo Weaving and David Wenham play very stunningly too .Finally you must see the film and enjoy your life because this movie really upset me and now I stop being negative about my life because I am luckier than them and I recognize it !


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