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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 »

Genres:

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 »

Goofs

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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Painful
19 December 2017 | by bristolsatireSee all my reviews

Solid WWII dramas come in all shapes and sizes - this one sadly tries to fit the big screen but from a script that is worthy of only the small screen.

The dialogue is risibly melodramatic as is Seagrove's dreadful estuary/mockney accent.

I don't want to slate it too much because humanity is a much missed commodity these days but to present this film as pedestrian and stilted is to do it a kindness.


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