The UK is about to switch its currency from Pounds to Euros, giving a gang a chance to rob the poorly-secured train loaded with money on its way to incineration. But, during the robbery, one of the big bags falls literally from the sky on Damian's playhouse, a 7-year old given to talking to saints. The boy then starts seeing what the world and the people around him are made of. Ethics, being human and the soul all come to the forefront in this film.Written by
The scene between Damien and St. Peter was not in the original screenplay. Director Danny Boyle mentions at 46:03 in the DVD commentary that he suggested Frank Cottrell Boyce re-write the screenplay as a novel to which that scene was then added. When Boyle read the novel, he decided the scene needed to be in the film because of the emphasis that the saints' appearances had gained in rewrites of the original script, so the scene was re-written in script form and shot as a pickup. See more »
Damien creates a bonfire of currency on a rail track. A train passes by and leaves the fire intact. We might expect the wind from the train to scatter the banknotes along the track. See more »
The French have said au revoir to the franc, the Germans have said auf wiedersehen to the mark, and the Portuguese have said... whatever to their thing.
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When the Pathe logo comes up, the shadow of the hen has a halo over its head. See more »
Written by Joe Strummer & Mick Jones
Performed by The Clash
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd
Published by Nineden Ltd administered by Universal Music Publishing Ltd See more »
This movie is very motivated. Very touchy. This movie is kind of movie that I will show to my children someday. My children have to see this movie. Very inspiring, very touchy, very interesting. This movie will soar your heart and imagination.
The boys who play Damian and Anthony are brilliant. The will be a good actor someday.Anthony is more reasonable than Damian. Damian is full fantasy, same with us, when we were kid.
This movie talk about 2 boys, brother, live with their father. They move to other town, after their mother died. Damian is a lot more weird than his brother. someday Damian found a bag full of money at his playhouse. Then he tells his brother and together they keep the money under his brother's bed.
Excellent movie from Danny Boyle. Danny Boyle is one of my favorite director.
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