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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

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In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

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Mike Newell

Writers:

Don Roos (screenplay by), Kevin Hood (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Brown Findlay ... Elizabeth McKenna
Tom Courtenay ... Eben Ramsey
Michiel Huisman ... Dawsey Adams
Katherine Parkinson ... Isola Pribby
Marek Oravec ... German Officer
Jack Morris ... German Soldier
Matthew Goode ... Sidney Stark
Lily James ... Juliet Ashton
Stephanie Schonfield ... Audience Member #1
Pippa Rathborne Pippa Rathborne ... Audience Member #2
Emily Patrick ... Audience Member #3
Rachal Olivant Rachal Olivant ... Audience Member #4
Clive Merrison ... Mr. Gilbert
Glen Powell ... Mark Reynolds
Bernice Stegers ... Mrs. Burns
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Storyline

A correspondence begins between Juliet Ashton and members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, with them sharing their experiences of Nazi Occupied Guernsey. When an idea for a book catches Juliet she goes to visit the island, making lifelong friends and taking life changing steps along the way. This book is told by way of letters and as the reader, you become enchanted by the writers of them and the love Juliet comes to feel for each of the Islanders; Dawsey, Amelia, Isola, Eben, Kit and Elizabeth. A beautiful story of love, friendship and the sadness of friends lost. Written by Cathryn McDowell

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Based on the best-selling novel.

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Drama | History | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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UK | France | USA

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English | German | French

Release Date:

10 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society See more »

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Exteriors for Guernsey were filmed at The Charterhouse in London which is also a location used in Downton Abbey (2010) See more »

Goofs

When the prospective Literary Society members ransack a derelict bookshop / library for their reading matter, the stock seems relatively undamaged by rain despite the fact that the wrecked / bombed building would have been open to the elements and also perhaps have been drenched when putting the fire out. Also, any books in salvageable condition would have surely been rescued before then... See more »

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[From trailer]
Eben Ramsey: You've yet to have the full experience... potato-peel pie.
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During the end titles we hear bits of presentations at the society gatherings. See more »


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Avenue C
Written by Buck Clayton, Dave Lambert & Jon Hendricks
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
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a genuine beauty
7 August 2018 | by jamesmcmanimm-34537See all my reviews

This movie is all Class, the storyline is a sincere work of art , this forgotten island is the story of courage of the people who lived there throuought the war years , Lily James gives an Oscar performance. The best movie for a long while.


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