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The Weight of Elephants (2013)

 |  Drama  |  6 June 2013 (Denmark)
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Adrian, 10, a sensitive and lonely boy, abandoned by his mum at an early age to live with his grandmother and his sick uncle, finds meaning in an unlikely friendship with Nicole, 10, a ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Demos Murphy ...
Adrian
Angelina Cottrell ...
Nicole
Catherine Wilkin ...
Gran
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Uncle Rory
Finn Holden ...
Clinton
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Anna Hewlett ...
Nicole's Mother
Hannah Jones ...
Joely
Courtney Luskie ...
Horse Girl
Bree Peters ...
Miss Pryor
Sophie Roberts ...
Aunt Martha
Steven Woller ...
The Thin Man
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Adrian, 10, a sensitive and lonely boy, abandoned by his mum at an early age to live with his grandmother and his sick uncle, finds meaning in an unlikely friendship with Nicole, 10, a crazy, mysterious outsider, who just moved in across the street and who just might be one of the abducted children that they keep talking about on the telly. Written by Anonymous

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A boy living with his grandmother and his sick uncle must struggle to carry the weight of being abandoned and poorly treated by those around him.
15 June 2013 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Gentle on the Eyes, Hard on the Tear ducts.

The Weight of Elephants is lovingly shot and fantastically acted. Nearly all the child actors play well and the boy playing Adrian gives a remarkable performance for a kid.

It is by no means a feel-good movie. It puts the main character, an engaging ten year old boy who deserves much better, through a really, really hard time. It's heartbreaking to watch, and you quickly sense that there is no promise of a Disney-like happy ending.

So I really feel I should warn anyone thinking "Hey! A kids film!" or "I need to be cheered up by a heartwarming coming of age film".


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