Robert Ross lives a protected adolescence in a well-off Toronto suburb. Secretive and withdrawn, he shares his thoughts only with his sister Rowena, who is mentally disabled. He feels ...
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Robert Ross lives a protected adolescence in a well-off Toronto suburb. Secretive and withdrawn, he shares his thoughts only with his sister Rowena, who is mentally disabled. He feels compassion for his weak and conventional father. He avoids any confrontation with his mother, a dominating woman whose despondency at having given birth to a handicapped child has turned to bitterness. Rowena occupies a central position in Robert's existence of daydreams and make-believe. When she dies, Robert clashes openly with his family, and decides to take himself in hand. It's 1914. He enrolls in the Canadian army, and, after training in Alberta and Montreal, he finds himself in England and France. The war becomes another way for him to resolve his conflicts, his dramas, his passions--his wars.Written by
In a January 1984 interview with Cinema Canada magazine, National Film Board executive producer Robert Verrall said: "There were some technical problems with the production sound, a lot of revoicing had to be done, 80% of it in fact had to be revoiced, but I think too much has been made of that as a problem and I defy even professionals to detect what was revoiced and what was not". See more »
This has got to be the worst adaption of a book that I have ever seen. I can't believe Findley wrote the screenplay. It is impossible to imagine, however, unfortunately true. Everything about the movie has horrible. The acting, the cinematography, the adaption of the plot, the dialogue, everything. It is very evident there was hardly any budget. Everything about this movie is third rate, or worse
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