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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 »

Director:

Christopher Menaul

Writer:

Jenny Lecoat

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sophie Skelton ... Jess
John Hannah ... Arthur
Amanda Abbington ... Ivy
Christian Hillborg ... Oberleutnant Braun
Joanna David ... Maude Vibert
Nicholas Farrell ... De La Haye
Susan Hampshire ... Elena
Jenny Seagrove ... Louisa Gould
Brenock O'Connor ... Rex Forster
Julian Kostov ... Bill
Basil Eidenbenz ... Freidrich
Izzy Meikle-Small ... Annie
Elizabeth Carling ... Interpreter
Peter Wight ... Rene
Rupert Holliday-Evans ... Vicar
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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. See more »

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Biography | Drama | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hijo de otra madre See more »

Filming Locations:

Bath, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

£3,800,000 (estimated)
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Bill Kenwright Films See more »
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Color
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Trivia

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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Restoring faith
16 April 2017 | by burgessian1See all my reviews

This film restores one's faith in people. It's about some residents of Jersey during the German occupation in World War II. We see the film through the eyes of a local shopkeeper. She bravely takes in Russian prisoner of war who manages to escape from forced labour in a quarry. Times are tough with rationing. Slowly but surely she forms a relationship with the POW, teaches him how to read English and he becomes like a son to her. The story is sensitively told with excellent acting from the principals. Although I note that the actor playing the part of 'Brian' is not mentioned the cast list. Without giving anything away the tensions mount as time passes with an inevitable conclusion. This film portrays the bravery and selflessness of ordinary people in helping others and opposing occupiers. A deep film and a well worthwhile film to see. When I saw it at the Clevedon Curzon members of the audience clapped at the end of the film.


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