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The Arbor (2010)

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Portrayal of the late Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar.

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Lorraine Dunbar
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Lisa Thompson
Natalie Gavin ...
The Girl
Parvani Lingiah ...
Young Lorraine
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Max Stafford-Clark / The Father
Kate Rutter ...
The Mother
Liam Price ...
Billy
Robert Haythorne ...
Fred
Josh Brown ...
Policeman
Gary Whitaker ...
Himself
Jamie Timlin ...
Himself
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Yousaf
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Young David
Kathryn Pogson ...
Pamela Dunbar
Jonathan Jaynes ...
David Dunbar
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Portrayal of the late Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar.

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25 April 2010 (USA)  »

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$3,159 (USA) (6 May 2011)

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$21,268 (USA) (26 August 2011)
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Powerful
18 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

I loved everything about this sad film.

The technique of post syncing shouldn't have worked, nor the acting of the play on the streets either, but they really do.

The pacing of the original interviews is very interesting,very steady. There is something marvellous about the way the accents are subtly yet profoundly different from those that actors generally impose, and knowing that these voices are those of the actual people was very moving.

Seeing the real people in what would normally have been flashback but in this case is views into a previous documentary really worked.

This is a very powerful story of a tragedy with very little joy. When I see Rita, Sue and Bob Too again, one of my favourite films and one that puts most other working class depictions into a cocked hat, I wonder what my mood will be.


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