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The Unloved (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 17 May 2009
A film that gives a child's eye view of the U.K.'s government-run care system for orphans and children in danger.

Director:

Samantha Morton

Writers:

Tony Grisoni (screenplay), Samantha Morton (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Molly Windsor ... Lucy
Robert Carlyle ... Lucy's Father
Susan Lynch ... Lucy's Mother
Craig Parkinson ... Ben
Andrea Lowe ... Vicky
Karl Collins ... Karl
Johann Myers ... Johann
Michael Socha ... Michael
Darren Campbell Darren Campbell ... Darren
Kerry Stacey Kerry Stacey ... Jackie
Ladene Hall Ladene Hall ... Ladene
Penny Morton Penny Morton ... Penny
Marie Wheeler-King Marie Wheeler-King ... Marie (as Marie Wheeler King)
Lauren Socha ... Lauren
Christopher Russell Christopher Russell ... Connor
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Storyline

Lucy is eleven years old. Having been neglected by her estranged mother and father, she is placed in a children's home. Through her eyes, we follow Lucy's struggle to cope with the system. Her saving is her self-belief and her certainty that she is being watched over and protected by the holy spirit. Hers is a heroic quest for love, beauty and transcendence. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dihos agapi See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Samantha Morton wished The Unloved to be filmed for television rather than for Cinema. The reason being is that she thought, as in her own childhood experiences with going to the cinema, younger audiences' might not afford the price of a cinema ticket. Thus, younger audiences' would see this production "for free". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lucy: The Lord is my life and my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat of my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
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Molly Windsor is amazing
14 March 2013 | by sandidandiSee all my reviews

This U.S. gal is usually unable to stick with a flick in which most of the actors are so heavily accented that I can't clearly hear their dialog. While some of the spoken words were lost on me, many scenes lingered on way too long, and the story was almost too slow for me to finish, I did in fact finish. This was only because I was totally mesmerized by the performance of Molly Windsor as the lead character. She's now on my watch list!

Also, whoever controlled the lighting that was always on this girl's face did a stellar job! Every shot of Lucy was so beautiful and soft to look at, like looking at fine art. Very impressed with this young girl!

Picked it up via Netflix, taken in by the title and the image of the young girl on the cover.


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