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Oranges and Sunshine (2010)

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Set in 1980s Nottingham, social worker Margaret Humphreys holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunite 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 reunite 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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1 April 2011 (UK)  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.17 (2011) See more »

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Written and performed by Cat Stevens
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Compelling watching!
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Carronas' review could not be more wrong! She could not even get the directors name right. It's JIM not LEN Loach, and the rest of the review is just as inaccurate. I had no trouble following the story line even without any prior knowledge of the events. I had no trouble understanding where each scene was set, be it UK or Oz, it was perfectly clear which was which. The film stock helped to give that dated feel of the 1980's and this was further enhanced by the vehicles, furniture and fashions. The lack of dialogue in certain scenes (meeting the Brothers) added tension where words would have added nothing. This was an excellent film, well filmed and well acted. See it and enjoy.


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