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Emma's War (1987)

After the start of WW2, a mother takes her children from Sydney to the countryside.

Director:

Clytie Jessop

Writers:

Peter Smalley (screenplay), Clytie Jessop (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Remick ... Anne Grange
Miranda Otto ... Emma Grange
Mark Lee ... John Davidson
Terence Donovan ... Frank Grange
Donal Gibson ... Hank
Bridey Lee Bridey Lee ... Laurel Grange
Pat Evison Pat Evison ... Miss Arnott
Grigor Taylor Grigor Taylor ... Dr. Friedlander
Noeline Brown Noeline Brown ... Mrs. Mortimer
Rebel Penfold-Russell Rebel Penfold-Russell ... Miss Gunz (as Rebel Russell)
Mervyn Drake Mervyn Drake ... Iceman
Ashley Grenville Ashley Grenville ... Brian
Kay Eklund Kay Eklund ... Miss Clewes
Jean Calver Jean Calver ... Old Woman in Sly Grog Shop
David Cahill David Cahill ... Hardmaster of Country School
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After the start of WW2, a mother takes her children from Sydney to the countryside.

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Last feature film for Lee Remick. See more »

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An Australian delight
23 April 2009 | by p-treasuresSee all my reviews

I found the previous comment rather harsh. Australia produced many wonderful films in the 70s and 80s..many of them to do with adolescence..'The Getting of Wisdom', 'The Year My Voice Broke'etc and 'Emmas War' to me is a little gem! A sensitive tale of innocence in a time of war,beautifully acted by Lee Remick and Miranda Otto and Mel Gibsons brother Donal. The music by John Williams was very moving and I keep humming it to myself. I thought the art direction was particularly good and captured the feel of the period very well in a naturalistic way.A slow moving film,yes..but that added to its charm.A welcome change from bullets and screeching cars!


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1988 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

1942: I 15 anni di Emma See more »

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