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Another Mother's Son (2017)

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Based on the true story of Louisa Gould, the drama is set during World War II on the Nazi-occupied island of Jersey. Lou took in an escaped Russian POW and hid him over the war's course. ... See full summary »

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Christopher Menaul

Writer:

Jenny Lecoat

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Credited cast:
John Hannah ... Arthur
Sophie Skelton ... Jess
Nicholas Farrell ... De La Haye
Amanda Abbington ... Ivy
Christian Hillborg ... Oberleutnant Braun
Brenock O'Connor ... Rex Forster
Basil Eidenbenz ... Freidrich
Jenny Seagrove ... Louisa Gould
Joanna David ... Maude Vibert
Susan Hampshire ... Elena
Gwen Taylor ... Lily Vibert
Peter Wight ... Rene
Ryan Wichert ... Gunther
Julian Kostov ... Bill
Elizabeth Carling ... Interpreter
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Based on the true story of Louisa Gould, the drama is set during World War II on the Nazi-occupied island of Jersey. Lou took in an escaped Russian POW and hid him over the war's course. The tension mounts as it becomes clear that Churchill will not risk an assault to recapture the British soil, and the island-community spirit begins to fray under pressures of hunger, occupation and divided loyalty. Against this backdrop, Lou fights to preserve her family's sense of humanity and to protect the Russian boy as if he was her own. Written by Anonymous

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Jersey, 1942. The strength to resist. The courage to hope. See more »

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Biography | Drama | War

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George Lawrie, an extra in the film, is the great great grandson of Louisa Gould. See more »

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The titles on the secondhand bookshop shelves include Folio Society editions and three volumes of a Diaries of Samuel Pepys edition, all of which were not published until the 60s and 70s. See more »

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Referenced in La noche de...: La noche de... Hijo de otra madre (2018) See more »

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A serious tale, poorly realised.
2 January 2018 | by jimappleby1See all my reviews

Hundreds of pows, enslaved Russians and Spanish workers held behind tall,barbed wire fences, starved and beaten by the Todt organisation, not 20 well fed men carrying the odd rock. Jersey, a ubiquitous landscape with granite farmhouses with walls edging every field. Home to a mostly rural population, having to farm twice as hard because the Germans took food for themselves. Locals who spoke in their own Jerriais dialect of Norman French to irritate the occupiers and spoke with a distinctive accent when speaking English. Appallingly no attempt whatsoever, to represent the uniqueness of an increasingly forgotten language and way of life and the associated culture that was the backdrop to this story, nor any attempt at realistic dialogue. The direction is so stilted, that I only struggled through this because I wanted to see how these events, which I was already aware of, were depicted. A missed oppurtunity.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bath, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

GBP25,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$639,967
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Bill Kenwright Films See more »
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