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The Queen of Sheba's Pearls (2004)

Set in post-war England, a mysterious woman arrives at the Prettys' rural family home on the eve of young Jack Bradley's (Rollo Weeks') sixteenth birthday. Her remarkable likeness to a ... See full summary »

Director:

Colin Nutley

Writer:

Colin Nutley
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3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helena Bergström ... Nancy Ackerman / Emily Bradley
Lorcan Cranitch ... Harold Bradley
Lindsay Duncan ... Audrey Pretty
Tim Dutton ... Father Talbot
Rolf Lassgård ... Deafy
Natasha Little ... Peggy Pretty
Elizabeth Spriggs ... Laura Pretty
Peter Vaughan ... Edward Pretty
Rollo Weeks ... Jack Bradley
Eileen Atkins ... School Matron
Marc Pickering ... Dinger Bell
Simon Paisley Day ... Headmaster Weare
Bo Poraj Bo Poraj ... Teacher (as Bohdan Poraj)
John Joe Regan John Joe Regan ... Geoffrey Thicket
James Hawkins James Hawkins ... Jack Bradley (young)
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Set in post-war England, a mysterious woman arrives at the Prettys' rural family home on the eve of young Jack Bradley's (Rollo Weeks') sixteenth birthday. Her remarkable likeness to a Pretty family member who tragically died in an accident eight-years-ago baffles and unsettles the family.

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Drama

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Where the Blue of the Night
Written by Bing Crosby, Roy Turk and Fred E. Ahlert
Performed by Bing Crosby
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A beautiful, moving and very English film
1 March 2019 | by bikerpaul68See all my reviews

I watched this film on DVD and loved it. Although there are a few comic touches, the prevailing mood is of melancholy reminiscence, the recurring themes, loss and bereavement. Visually it is magnificent, capturing the English countryside to perfection. Everything is very quiet and understated, also in a very English way. The acting is first-rate, and I particularly admired the performances of Rollo Weeks, a sixteen-year-old grieving for his mother, and Simon Paisley Day, who has a small but chilling role as his sententious and sadistic headmaster. This film deserves to be better known.


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Country:

Sweden | UK

Language:

English | Swedish

Release Date:

25 December 2004 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Queen of Sheba's Pearls See more »

Filming Locations:

Devon, England, UK See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$622,752
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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