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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 (Lily James) and members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, with them sharing their experiences of Nazi-occupied Guernsey Island. When an idea for a book catches Juliet, she goes to visit the island, making life-long 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 Adams (Michiel Huisman), Amelia Maugery (Penelope Wilton), Isola Pribby (Katherine Parkinson), Eben Ramsey (Sir Tom Courtenay), Kit (Florence Keen), and Elizabeth McKenna (Jessica Brown Findlay). 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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Filming took place on Saunton Sands in North Devon, England on April 28, 2017 with a Dakota landing and taking off. Photos on Saunton Sands' page on Facebook. See more »

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Early in the movie, German Wehrmacht (Army) soldiers are operating a truck with a swastika emblem on the door. Guernsey was occupied by regular Wehrmacht troops (319 Infantry Division), so vehicles would have been emblazoned with the Iron Cross. The swastika markings were mainly used by Waffen SS units, which were not posted on the Channel Islands during occupation. See more »

Quotes

Sidney Stark: We have to write about them.
Juliet Ashton: I can't. I promised I wouldn't.
Sidney Stark: I realize that Juliet. But this is your story to tell. As sure as I am sitting here. And you will not be right until you do... Now, Elizabeth for better or worse, couldn't help but follow her heart. You must do the same.
Juliet Ashton: I am afraid. What if I am not a good enough writer?
Sidney Stark: She doubts. She doesn't believe. She craves being taken seriously, but then, she won't do that for herself.
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During the end titles we hear bits of presentations at the society gatherings. See more »


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Juliet
Written by James Seymour Brett
Published by James Seymour Brett
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Be warned this film contains acting!
28 April 2018 | by jakitsSee all my reviews

I was intrigued by the title so thought give it a go. disappointingly there were no special effects, explosions or alien monsters just a simple story relayed to us by actors of all things,because of all this it will not qualify for any awards other than my own lowly opinion. I laughed I cried, became angry and gave it the accolade of the best film I have seen for a long time, whatever tosh other people may say about this tale I enjoyed it, so lets have some more films with a story to tell without the bangs and bloodbaths


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