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Writers:
Andrew Adamson (screenplay)
Lloyd Jones (novel)
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Release Date:
3 October 2013 (New Zealand) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
When they need hope, he gave them Great Expectations. Fiction can be dangerous in times of war.
Plot:
As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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(33 articles)
User Reviews:
Mediocre See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Hugh Laurie ... Mr. Watts

Xzannjah Matsi ... Matilda Naimo (as Xzannjah)
Healesville Joel ... Dolores Naimo

Eka Darville ... Pip

Kerry Fox ... Mrs. June Watts

Florence Korokoro ... Grace
David Kaumara ... PNG Officer
Kausibona Mel ... Daniel
Sam Simiha ... Sam
Marcellin Ampa'oi ... Joseph Naimo
Dominic Itta ... Mr. Masoi
Grace Maibu ... Mrs. Siau
Marcella Itta ... Mabel
Ivan Siovate ... Christopher
Cindy Tibola ... Violet
Salome Tibola ... School Girl
Pauline Tibola ... Celia
Marceline Maliku ... Sam's Mother
Darryl Herman ... Gilbert Masoi
Francisca Semosa ... Leola
Agnes Siboni ... May
Jean Ien ... Agnes
Josephine Kauona ... Mrs. Kauona
Maria Toromai ... Mrs. Mason
Theresa Koibo ... Gilbert's grandmother
Pauline Korokoro ... Grace's grandmother

James Gaylyn ... Magwitch
Tidman Ikosi ... PNG Lieutenant
Brian Manthenga ... Joe Gargery
Joel Mouna ... Old man
Cameron Rhodes ... Ship's doctor

Nathaniel Lees ... Mr. Jaggers

Emily Barclay ... Australian teacher

Mark Mitchinson ... Australian lawyer
Carmelita Tibola ... Miss Havisham
Hayden Frost ... Dickens Museum Guide
Felix Maebule ... Herbert Pocket
Tapiwa Soropa ... Startop
Cedella Dualaasi ... Estella
Dylan Lasua ... Bougainville school kid
Michaelyne Teona ... Bougainville school kid
Janiel Nekana ... Bougainville school kid
Nadia Sireung ... Bougainville school kid
Jesse Glenn ... Bougainville school kid
Nathan Mouvo ... Bougainville school kid
Lavinia Pate ... Bougainville school kid
Patrick Pate ... Bougainville school kid
Lois Ien ... Bougainville school kid
Peter Senack ... Bougainville school kid
Louwitje Matsi ... Bougainville school kid
Sebastien Sireung ... Bougainville school kid
Maxi Tibola ... Bougainville school kid
Stanley Ori ... Bougainville school kid
Melva Singkep ... Bougainville school kid
Zebulon Singkep ... Bougainville school kid
Jean Oriata ... Bougainville school kid
Charlene Aveni ... Bougainville school kid
Ben Pati ... PNG Soldier
Jack Lamana ... PNG Soldier
Ben Wartovo ... PNG Soldier
Jobbie Justin ... PNG Soldier
Calextus Simeon ... PNG Soldier
Leo Don ... PNG Soldier
Chris Imba ... PNG Soldier
Luka Kaumara ... PNG Soldier
Chrisopher Usura ... PNG Soldier
Michael Danu ... PNG Soldier
Ezekiel Neil ... PNG Soldier
Patrick Ben ... PNG Soldier
Ferguson Mai ... PNG Soldier
Peter Nangu ... PNG Soldier
Freddie Mundai ... PNG Soldier
Roland Timo ... PNG Soldier
Ian Dau ... PNG Soldier
Ian Timothy ... PNG Soldier
Toata Ananna ... PNG Soldier
Isaiah Ken ... PNG Soldier
Willie Miri ... PNG Soldier
Abba Buaken ... BRA Rebel Soldier
Marcel Meke ... BRA Rebel Soldier
Adam Gero ... BRA Rebel Soldier
Martin Aveni ... BRA Rebel Soldier
Alpons Meke ... BRA Rebel Soldier
Martin Buaken ... BRA Rebel Soldier
Chris Tarabui ... BRA Rebel Soldier
Moses Pate ... BRA Rebel Soldier
Jason Danpau ... BRA Rebel Soldier
Paul Gimana ... BRA Rebel Soldier
Jeffrey Burin ... BRA Rebel Soldier
Peter Marakue ... BRA Rebel Soldier
Jesse Tibola ... BRA Rebel Soldier
Raymond Marakui ... BRA Rebel Soldier
John Sisiama ... BRA Rebel Soldier
Robert Sorris ... BRA Rebel Soldier
Ken Mangona ... BRA Rebel Soldier
Robin Butung ... BRA Rebel Soldier
Kevin Baibaku ... BRA Rebel Soldier
Simon Otong ... BRA Rebel Soldier
Leo Marakue ... BRA Rebel Soldier
Vincent Taouna ... BRA Rebel Soldier
Michael Morrah ... Newsreader
Bill Edmonds ... Newsreader

Directed by
Andrew Adamson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andrew Adamson  screenplay
Lloyd Jones  novel

Produced by
Andrew Adamson .... producer
Tim Coddington .... executive producer
James Dean .... executive producer
Geoff Linville .... co-producer
Catherine Madigan .... line producer
Daniel Revers .... executive producer
Robin Scholes .... producer
Leslie Urdang .... producer
Dean Vanech .... producer
Timothy White .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Gregson-Williams 
 
Cinematography by
John Toon 
 
Film Editing by
Sim Evan-Jones 
Chris Plummer (additional editor)
 
Casting by
Nikki Barrett 
 
Production Design by
Grant Major 
 
Art Direction by
Jill Cormack 
Mark Robins 
 
Set Decoration by
Megan Vertelle 
 
Costume Design by
Ngila Dickson 
 
Makeup Department
Dianne Ensor .... assistant makeup & hair designer
Dianne Ensor .... asst. makeup hair designer
Gabrielle Jones .... makeup & hair designer
Davina Lamont .... personal makeup artist
Marese Langan .... personal hair and makeup designer to Hugh Laurie
Renee McCarthy .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Anthony Brandonisio .... production executive: Olympus Pictures
Rosemary Dority .... post-production supervisor
Riel Roch Decter .... director of production: Olympus Pictures
Dean Watkins .... head of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Ambridge .... first assistant director
Emma Hinton .... second assistant director
Ricky Silvester .... third assistant director
Hannah Sutherland .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Justin Buckingham .... prop maker
Phil Chitty .... construction manager
Matt Cornelius .... on-set art director
Isadore William Crooks .... set designer
Alistair Gillies .... concept artist
Etienne Harris .... scenic painter
Brendan Heffernan .... concept artist
Penny Kerr .... set dresser
Roger Murray .... prop manufacturer
Paul Ny .... scenic painter
Kat Stephens .... art department coordinator
Sam Storey .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Neil Aldridge .... additional supervising dialogue editor
Emile de la Rey .... dialogue editor
Fred Enholmer .... sound mixer
Alexis Feodoroff .... sound mix technician
Michael Hedges .... re-recording mixer
Kyle D. Krajewski .... adr recordist
Gilbert Lake .... re-recording mixer
Matthew Lambourn .... additional sound editor
Toby Lloyd .... mix assistant
Darren Maynard .... additional sound editor
Robyn McFarlane .... foley recordist
Adrian Medhurst .... mix assistant
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Tim Prebble .... sound designer
Simon Riley .... assistant supervising sound editor
Tom Scott-Toft .... additional sound editor
Chris Todd .... supervising dialogue editor
Mike Westgate .... sound mixer
C.J. Withey .... boom operator
Tim Chaproniere .... mix assistant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Gunner Ashford .... armourer
Mike Cahill .... special effects technician
Rob Gillies .... Workshop Supervisor, Weta Workshop (Silicone head) (as Robert Gillies)
Richard Schuler .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Shaun Friedberg 'Pyrokinesis' .... animation technical director: Weta Digital (as Shaun Friedberg)
Matt Aitken .... visual effects supervisor: Weta Digital
Dan Ashton .... film recording technician: Weta Digital
Erwann Baudet .... senior effects technical director: Weta Digital
Alex Berson .... digital paint artist: Weta Digital
Nick Booth .... film recording supervisor: Weta Digital
Adam Bradley .... senior digital paint artist: Weta Digital
Kristie Breslin .... models department manager: Weta Digital
Andy Burmeister .... senior camera technical director: weta digital
Alex Burt .... animation supervisor: Weta Digital
Sanchari Chowdhury-Kesler .... textures coordinator (as Sanchari Chowdhury)
Louis Cox .... camera technical director
Paul Glubb .... visual effects producer
Darwin Go .... visual effects artist
Quentin Hema .... digital paint supervisor: weta digital
Jason Lei Howden .... compositor: Park Road Post (as Jason Howden)
Fergus Jack-Hinton .... visual effects artist: Park Road Post Productions
Martin Kulig .... camera technical director: Weta Digital
Kosta Lagis .... visual effects artist
Jason Marlow .... camera td
Meredith Meyer-Nichols .... visual effects producer
James Ogle .... lead modeler: Weta Digital
Christian Poullay .... camera td
Craig Douglas Rattray .... rotoscope artist: Weta Digital
James Shaw .... visual effects artist
Albrecht Steinmetz .... visual effects: Weta Digital
Sean Noel Walker .... lighting technical director
Pete Williams .... film recording manager: Weta Digital
Stephen Wilson .... digital compositor: Weta digital
Piotr Fox Wysocki .... senior texture r&d and look dev artist
Paul Marcus Wong .... visual effects coordinator: Weta Digital (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Aberline Kisu .... stunt double (Bougainville Matilda)
Steve McQuillan .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Grant Adams .... camera operator
Grant Adams .... steadicam operator
Julia Green .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Scott Harman .... best boy electrics
Oli Harris .... key grip
Effron Heather .... lighting technician
Nick Hutchinson .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Russell Lloyd .... grip
Jacob Slovak .... b cam second assistant camera
Ryan Spearman .... first assistant camera
Jay Weston .... video assist op
 
Casting Department
Yvonne Bennett .... extras casting coordinator
Urvashi Chugani .... casting: UK
Kelly Maracin Krieg .... extras casting coordinator assistant : New Zealand)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Craven .... costumer
Libby Dempster .... costume textile artist
Pip Lingard .... costume supervisor
Liz McGregor .... assistant costume designer
Michael McNamara .... breakdown assistant
Ann Mockett .... pattern cutter
Jenny Rushton .... key set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Clare Brody .... data wrangler: Park Road Post Production
Clare Burlinson .... digital intermediate colourist
Joyce Kamille Cristal .... data wrangler: Park Road Post Production
Gareth Evans .... mastering and deliverables
Heidi Freeman .... first assistant editor
Michael Harris .... digital intermediate operator
Paul Harris .... projectionist: Park Road Post Production
David Hollingsworth .... head of picture: Park Road Post
Nina Kurzmann .... delivery producer
Tom McHattie .... data wrangler
Wattana Moeung .... data wrangler: Park Road Post Production
Amber Marie Smith .... data wrangler: Park Road Post
Matthew Wear .... mastering and deliverables
Tim Willis .... on-line editor
Jeannie Yeung .... data wrangler: Park Road Post Production
 
Location Management
Gina Deakin .... location co-ordinator
Brett Higginson .... location scout
Peta Sinclair .... location manager
Jordi Scott Smith .... location assistant
Barry Smith .... location production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Brett Adams .... guitar: additional music
Usha Bhana .... music contractor
Tony Buchen .... bass
Julie Cooper .... vocals: soprano
Tim Finn .... ukelele, multi instrumernts
Peter Garuai .... composer: additional music
Meri Gavin .... music editor
Harry Gregson-Williams .... piano
Dave Kahn .... violin: mandolin
Graham Kennedy .... score recording engineer
Ben King .... bass
Philip Klein .... composer: additional music
Philip Klein .... conductor
Philip Klein .... piano
Costa Kotselas .... music technical engineer
James Langabeer .... flute
Lois Len .... vocals
Jamie Luker .... music mix engineer
Malcolm Luker .... music score mixer
Esther McIntosh .... orchestration coordinator
Ladd McIntosh .... supervising orchestrator
Kingsley Melhuish .... musician: conch
Janiel Nekana .... vocals
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra .... orchestra
Andy Page .... music programmer
Pidia Bamboo Flute Plauers .... performer: additional music
Pol Pol Bamboo Flute Players .... performer: additional music
Nigel Scott .... music editor
Martin Tillman .... electric cello
 
Transportation Department
Matt Johnston .... driver: cast
Linda Musson .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Amanda Beckner .... creative executive: Olympus Pictures
Christopher W. Bodell .... VP of finance: Olympus Pictures
David Boden .... production secretary
Naomi Bowden .... assistant accountant
Alan Brash .... production accountant
Diana Cochrane .... assistant to Andrew Adamson
Janine Dickins .... production supervisor
Kathleen S. Dunn .... dialect coach: James Gaylyn
Kylie Gaudin .... production coordinator
Robert Gibson .... medic/safety supervisor
Rachel Lucera-Fein .... assistant: Mr. Vanech
Wayne McCormack .... animal coordinator
Vicki O'Hagan .... communications executive
Donna Pearman .... freight and travel coordinator
Cory Wood .... production staff
Anthony S. Pratt .... workflow architect (uncredited)
Glenn Tocher .... render wrangler (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for disturbing situations involving violence and threat, and for some mature thematic material and brief language
Runtime:
116 min
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Based of the award winning book Mister Pip by Lloyd JonesSee more »
Quotes:
Matilda Naimo:Is it strange to feel like I know Pip? I mean... really know him?
Mr. Watts:I think that is probably the greatest compliment you could pay Mr. Dickens.
Matilda Naimo:Do you know him too?
Mr. Watts:My Pip is probably not exactly the same as your Pip, but yes, I believe I do.
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Mediocre, 10 January 2017
Author: ReganRebecca from Canada

It's truly amazing, but writer/director Andrew Adamson takes so many interesting elements that could have potentially made a great story and flattens them out so they are dull and boring. Perhaps this is the fault of the novel, I don't know having never read it, but on it's own Mr. Pip stands as a mediocre piece of art which is quite sad as it has an explosive backdrop and some quite lovely things to say.

Matilda Naimo (newcomer Xzannjah Matsi) lives on the island of Bougainville in the early 90s, during a vicious struggle for independence. Most of the men, including Matilda's father have fled overseas along with all the white population, with the exception of one white man, known familiarly as Popeye to the locals, who remains to take care of his wife, a native Bougainvillean named Grace. A blockade is imposed to starve out the rebels meaning their are no teachers and fewer resources. Despite not being a teacher, Popeye (real name Mr. Watts), decides to educate the local children, mostly by reading to them from Great Expectations. His eye is quickly caught by Matilda who is a whiz at math (something brought up once and then abruptly dropped), and she warms to him because she immediately strongly connects with the story of Great Expectations and the protagonist Pip.

A lot of the movie has to do with the power of literature and how strongly it can connect with people and help them through life. There are some nice scenes that show Matilda's point of view where she imagines Great Expectations but because she lives on a tropical island, the places and customs she imagines are much closer to her culture that Victorian England (a technique done to even greater effect in Tarsem Singh's The Fall).

Another thing is that a huge part of the conflict is Grace's mother Dolores being incredibly suspicious of both Mr. Watts and the novel Great Expectations. Her point of view was barely represented though, so when she makes a decision involving the novel which endangers the lives of the whole village it makes no sense and is not understandable to the audience.

Furthermore even Mr. Watts who becomes a mentor to Matilda is sort of obscured in mystery. This turns out to be on purpose for this a late ending reveal but it comes so late and feels so random that I couldn't bring myself to care.

A half-baked feature.

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