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The Raggedy Rawney (1988)

During WWII a youth deserts his country's army after a combat experience, but not before wounding his commanding officer with a knife in order to escape. The young man, now very emotionally... See full summary »

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Bob Hoskins

Writers:

Bob Hoskins (screenplay), Nicole De Wilde (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dexter Fletcher ... Tom
Zoë Nathenson ... Jessie
Zoë Wanamaker ... Elle
Bob Hoskins ... Darky
Dave Hill Dave Hill ... Lamb
Ian McNeice ... The Farmer
Gawn Grainger Gawn Grainger ... The Officer
Jim Carter ... The Soldier
Veronica Clifford Veronica Clifford ... The Farmer's Wife
Rosemary Martin Rosemary Martin ... Becky
J.G. Devlin J.G. Devlin ... Jake
Jane Wood Jane Wood ... Vie
Ian Dury Ian Dury ... Weazel
Timmy Lang Timmy Lang ... Simon (as Timothy Lang)
Jenny Platt ... The Little Girl (as Jennifer Platt)
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During WWII a youth deserts his country's army after a combat experience, but not before wounding his commanding officer with a knife in order to escape. The young man, now very emotionally distraught, dresses in women's clothes and eventually joins a passing gypsy caravan, who think him a young girl... as well as a kind of seer, or 'rawney'. In time, however, he regains some composure and becomes attracted to one of the gypsy girls, which only leads to problems within the gypsy band, especially when the wounded commanding officer finds him Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Passion. Deception. Madness. Redemption.

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Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Handmade Films Website

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1989 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Desertör för livet See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

HandMade Films,Virgin See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was screened in the "Un Certain Regard" section at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #3.5 (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Funeral Lament
Written by Michael Kamen (uncredited)
Created & Performed by Maggie Bell
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androgyn, sexy - changed my life
6 April 2001 | by chris_roth88See all my reviews

I try to comment in english in spite of knowing that my english is awful. Sorry.

I've seen that film in 1995 and after that I decided making films by myself. I was very impressed of that sensual handling with an androgyne character. It faszinates me not to know: Is it an homosexual, an transvestite or just a female man. The story was not really clear for me, but the mileu and the characters have been so excellent, that the film today is already one of my favourite films.


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