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Wondrous Oblivion (2003)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 23 April 2004 (UK)
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Eleven-year-old David Wiseman is mad about cricket but no good at it. He has the entire kit but none of the skill, and he's a laughingstock at school. So when a Jamaican family moves in ... See full summary »


Paul Morrison


Paul Morrison
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Smith Sam Smith ... David Wiseman
Leagh Conwell Leagh Conwell ... Jessop
Dominic Barklem Dominic Barklem ... Pritchard
Jo Stone-Fewings ... Mr. Pugh
Emily Woof ... Ruth Wiseman
Yasmin Paige ... Lilian
Richard Ashton ... W.G. Grace
Carol MacReady ... Mrs. Wilson
Stanley Townsend ... Victor Wiseman
Osnat Schmool Osnat Schmool ... Mrs. Glickstein
Mark Penfold Mark Penfold ... Head Teacher
Tom Roberts Tom Roberts ... James Bryce
Philip Whitchurch ... Mr. Woodberry
Angela Wynter Angela Wynter ... Grace Wiseman
Petra Letang Petra Letang ... Loretta Samuel


Eleven-year-old David Wiseman is mad about cricket but no good at it. He has the entire kit but none of the skill, and he's a laughingstock at school. So when a Jamaican family moves in next door and builds a cricket net in the back garden, David is in seventh heaven. But this is 1960s Britain, and when the neighbours start to make life difficult for the new arrivals, David's family is caught in the middle, and he has to choose between fitting in and standing up for the new friends who have turned his world upside-down. Written by Anonymous

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A wide-eyed boy in a narrow-minded world. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, some violence, sensuality, language including racial remarks, and brief smoking by minors | See all certifications »

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France | UK | Germany


English | Hebrew | Yiddish

Release Date:

23 April 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Davids wundersame Welt See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£55,352 (United Kingdom), 25 April 2004, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,740, 28 July 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$88,560, 12 November 2006
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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i really enjoyed Wondrous, Oblivion
14 February 2008 | by awhitecatSee all my reviews

Some good people in it.

There is hope out there, somewhere.....

I remember Dennis from Cider House Rules, but I don't think I've seen him elsewhere? Cricket doesn't have the movies made about it, like Baseball, or American Football (or even soccer). There were some feature length films made back in the 1950's, I think, but nothing since..... I wonder why that is? Maybe something to do with the English themselves and how they see Sport? Maybe.......... but Australians, don't see Sport in a similar way at all........... they're fiercely competitive, about ANY sport, and they don't make Sporting films either..... Any ideas out there?

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