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The Deadness of Dad (1998)

Set in 1960s Wales, a grieving small boy refuses to believe that his uncle, who happens to be his late father's twin, is not his dead father.

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Stephen Volk
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sean Cahill Sean Cahill ... Little Pal
Levi Healey Levi Healey ... Comic Pal
Ben Hopkins ... Middle Pal
Rhys Ifans ... Dad / Uncle Dai
Paul Jones Paul Jones ... Boy
Lisa Palfrey ... Mam
Menna Trussler ... Powdery Old Woman
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Set in 1960s Wales, a grieving small boy refuses to believe that his uncle, who happens to be his late father's twin, is not his dead father.

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Short | Drama

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Touching
26 June 2013 | by simkar-722-783938See all my reviews

This is the story of a young boy (around 8 or 9 years of age) who loses his Dad. This tragic event is set in the backdrop of the Welsh Valleys of the early 60s. The young boy finds it hard to accept that his Dad has gone and one day he comes home from school to find his Dad in the kitchen chatting to his Mam. His Mam tells him it is his Dads twin brother but the boy does not believe it or does not wish to believe it. The soundtrack of the 50s & 60s music is great, the Everly Brothers "Let it be Me" & Gerry & The Pacemakers "Dont Let the Sun see you Cry" being two songs that I remember. Rhys Ifans is in one of his earliest roles. Although the film is only 30 mins, you just remember it. The writing is great. It is just so touching, if you put yourself in the boy's position that his Dad has gone but he has one last chance to see him, as he believes his Dad has come back from Heaven one last time to say goodbye. Bless.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1998 (UK) See more »

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BBC Wales, Celtic Films See more »
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