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Blue Black Permanent (1992)

Not Rated | | Drama
Barbara Thorburn wiles away the hours with memories of Greta, her mother, the poet.

Director:

Margaret Tait

Writer:

Margaret Tait (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Celia Imrie ... Barbara Thorburn
Jack Shepherd ... Philip Lomax
Gerda Stevenson ... Greta Thorburn
James Fleet ... Jim Thorburn
Sean Scanlan Sean Scanlan ... Andrew Cunningham
Hilary Maclean Hilary Maclean ... Wendy
Walter Leask Walter Leask ... Sam Kelday
Sheana Marr Sheana Marr ... Mrs. Kemp
Eoin MacDonald Eoin MacDonald ... Dan of Fea
Jimmy Moar Jimmy Moar ... Billy Spence
Liz Robertson Liz Robertson ... Mary Kelday
Bobby Bews Bobby Bews ... Grandfather Bews
Keith Hutcheon Keith Hutcheon ... Roger
Mairi Wallace Mairi Wallace ... Shoe Salesgirl
Pamela Kelly Pamela Kelly ... Mrs. Brodie
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Barbara Thorburn wiles away the hours with memories of Greta, her mother, the poet.

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Drama

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Fisherman's Hymn
(from the Isle of Man)
Tune: Peel Castle (traditional)
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Brilliant
31 August 2004 | by kmd2uk2001See all my reviews

I'm only sorry that the director didn't make more feature-length films. I absolutely loved this. The plot is well laid out - it explores the reminiscences of a daughter who is coming to terms with her mother's death. The acting is first rate, particularly from the two female leads. It is thought-provoking in a very British way which is unfortunately lacking in many emerging UK films. The film incorporates lingering shots of scenery in Edinburgh and Orkney. It is careful and measured but in a way that, for me, does not detract from the pace of the film.

It certainly takes a mature outlook and some patience to enjoy the film. Perhaps it is one that you either love or hate.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color

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4 x 3
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