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Mr. Pip (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama, War | 3 October 2013 (New Zealand)
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As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village.

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Andrew Adamson

Writers:

Andrew Adamson (screenplay), Lloyd Jones (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Laurie ... Mr. Watts
Xzannjah Matsi ... Matilda Naimo (as Xzannjah)
Healesville Joel Healesville Joel ... Dolores Naimo
Eka Darville ... Pip
Kerry Fox ... Mrs. June Watts
Florence Korokoro ... Grace
David Kaumara David Kaumara ... PNG Officer
Kausibona Mel Kausibona Mel ... Daniel
Sam Simiha Sam Simiha ... Sam
Marcellin Ampa'oi Marcellin Ampa'oi ... Joseph Naimo
Dominic Itta Dominic Itta ... Mr. Masoi
Grace Maibu Grace Maibu ... Mrs. Siau
Marcella Itta Marcella Itta ... Mabel
Ivan Siovate Ivan Siovate ... Christopher
Cindy Tibola Cindy Tibola ... Violet
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Storyline

Mr Watts is the only white man left on the island after the blockade. He opens the school and introduces the children the 'Great Expectations.' Matilda, the teenage narrator finds comfort in the story of a Victorian orphan when her own world is falling apart. The Redskins, an army sent to destroy the local rebels are getting closer. Matilda writes 'Pip' in the sand. This simple act leads to terrible consequences when the Redskins suspect Pip to be a rebel leader and demand he be brought before them. Written by Jan Killengray

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When they need hope, he gave them Great Expectations. Fiction can be dangerous in times of war.

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Drama | War

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing situations involving violence and threat, and for some mature thematic material and brief language | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2013 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Mister Pip See more »

Filming Locations:

Bougainville, Papua New Guinea See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Based of the award winning book Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones See more »

Quotes

Dolores Naimo: I know you kids have been hearing some story from Mr Watts, but I'm here to tell you that stories have a job to do. They can't just lie around like lazybone dogs. They have to teach you something. That's why I brought a book... the Good Book.
[holds up the Bible]
Dolores Naimo: When the missionaries came, they taught us to believe in God. But when we asked to see God, they wouldn't introduce him to us. So many people prefer to live by the wisdom of the crabs and the firefish that is shaped like the Southern ...
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.10 (2011) See more »

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Beautiful
24 April 2014 | by ndaraySee all my reviews

In few words: food for thought! Shocked me in good and bad kinds too. As I watched I cried and laughed at the same time.

A beautiful and sad story about both sides of humanity. Good persons with kindness and faith and fantasy, and bad ones with ignorance and malice and guns. Love versus hate. Like many countries in the World. But we need to believe in love. This movie what must see... must see with your loved ones and family and friends! Hugh Laurie was fantastic as always, and Xzannjah impressed me with her natural talent. and I think I want to read the book by Dickens' Great Expectations.

Thank you very much for the creators of this movie miracle!


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