5 user 4 critic

On the Black Hill (1988)

The story covers eighty years in the lives of a pair of Welsh identical twins with an unusual bond, as they go through war, love affairs, and land disputes.


Andrew Grieve


Bruce Chatwin (novel), Andrew Grieve

Watch Now

With Prime Video

1 win. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft.

Director: Douglas Trumbull
Stars: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

At the beginning of the 20th century, a young servant provokes an independent Irish farm community by her relationship with two brothers. Pregnant, she refuses to reveal the name of the ... See full summary »

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Stars: Donal McCann, Saskia Reeves, Ciarán Hinds
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.

Director: Guy Hamilton
Stars: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour
Defiance I (2008)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters, and endeavor to build a village, in order to protect themselves and about one thousand Jewish non-combatants.

Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Luciano Lutring is a dangerous fugitive in Italy, he meets Candida, a nightclub singer and they fall in love. On their back is Candida's lover Franco Magni, a two-bit gangster. Powered by ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Lizzani
Stars: Robert Hoffmann, Lisa Gastoni, Gian Maria Volontè
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In post-WWII Hong Kong, unhappily married Carol has an affair with a married man. Her husband discovers it and presents her with a choice: travel with him to a remote mainland village or face the scandal of a very public divorce.

Directors: Ronald Neame, Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Eleanor Parker, Bill Travers, George Sanders
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Dodie dreams of marrying a millionaire so that she can live 'the life'. Buzz, her boyfriend, however is not rich as he is a salesman for a housing development. He proposes and Dodie accepts... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Jane Powell, Cliff Robertson, Keith Andes
Down Twisted (1987)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When a levelheaded waitress decides to help her shady friend against her better judgment, she becomes a target of a deadly international gang of thieves who are after a priceless San Lucas' relic. A bumbling stranger helps her.

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Carey Lowell, Charles Rocket, Trudy Dochterman
Certificate: Passed Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Woodrow is discharged from the military for hay fever, but fabricates receiving a heroic honorable discharge before returning home.

Director: Preston Sturges
Stars: Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, Raymond Walburn


Credited cast:
Aled Baker Aled Baker ... Lewis - aged 6
Rhys Baker Rhys Baker ... Benjamin - aged 6
Iona Banks Iona Banks ... Aggie Watkins
Nicola Beddoe Nicola Beddoe ... Rosie
Anthony Benson Anthony Benson ... The Vicar
James Bree ... Colonel Bickerton
Kim Caswell Kim Caswell ... 2nd Preacher
Mark Dignam ... Reverand Latimer
Kim Dunn Kim Dunn ... Virgin Mary
Rob Edmunds Rob Edmunds ... Thomas Philips
Claire Evans Claire Evans ... Rebecca - aged 7
Huw Evans Huw Evans ... Innkeeper
Lillian Evans Lillian Evans ... Mrs Redpath
Lynn Gardner Lynn Gardner ... Rebecca
David Garfield ... 2nd Doctor


The story covers eighty years in the lives of a pair of Welsh identical twins with an unusual bond, as they go through war, love affairs, and land disputes. Written by Kathy Li

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




See all certifications »






Release Date:

19 March 1992 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Hill See more »

Filming Locations:

Wales, UK

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Last film of Mark Dignam. See more »


Lilli Marlene
Music by Norbert Schultze (as Schultze ) and lyrics by Hans Leip (as Leip), English lyrics by Tommie Connor (as Connor)
published by Peter Maurice Music Co. copyright 1944
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A journey through life on a Welsh hill farm.
4 September 2004 | by johnbach1978See all my reviews

Based on the famous novel by Bruce Chadwick this tale of twins growing up on a welsh hill farm in the 1900s is an excellent film. The film starts with the twins parents meeting at a church on the Wales/England border getting married and going to live on a rented farm called The Vision. The twins then become the focal point of the film, their lives on the farm and their unique bond with it and each other. Welsh nationalism is a recurring theme throughout the film and Anglo/Welsh relations are often strained due to the sale of farms at an auction and the outbreak of war when many Welsh people were drafted into the British army. To emphasise this point the family who start out as Church of England switch to Welsh chapel goers. The twins were real life brothers and most of the cast were recruited from the Hay on Wye area where it was filmed.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed