Hope and Glory

Hope and Glory

British writer/director John Boorman (The Emerald Forest) draws us into an astonishing and exhilarating portrait of his own childhood, set against the terrors of a London torn apart by the onset of WWII. Seven-year-old Billy Rohan (Sebastian Rice Edwards) finds his childhood to be atime of great dangerand even greater discovery. From thunderous bombings at his own doorstep andthe constant threat of Luftwaffe air raids to the landing of a German paratrooper in his neighborhood and the joyous obliteration of his much-hated school, Billy's young life is shapedand even enrichedby the one positive thing war has brought him: liberation from the ordinary. And though Billy is surrounded by decimation and the smoking remnants of ruined lives, his sense of enchanted wonderment and innocence in the face of man's most destructive folly affect him in a way that alters his life forever.

  • Rating:
    4.00 out of 5
  • Length:113 minutes
  • Release:1987
  • Language:English
  • Reference:Imdb
  • Keywords:dance,   explosion,   boat,  

A semiautobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was more... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki

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Kay H (mx) wrote: Great movie and a true story!

Gonalo S (es) wrote: Hideous beyond any expectation. There is no bright side to it.

Noel V (mx) wrote: Hilarious, subtle, pointed, sad. With effortless dexterity Panahi scores with this caustic satire, about a group of girls trying to sneak into an Iranian soccer game (where they are banned), but not just any soccer game--it's the game where Iran qualified for the 2006 World Cup. Comedy this sharp is almost impossible to describe, the way a beautiful kick past a goalie can be impossible to describe: there are no words, there are only the motions, and the way the player sidesteps all the restrictions in his production (He can't film the girls in the game, for one thing, he has to hope for the purposes of his script that Iran wins, and he has to do all this for budgetary reasons (not a lot of money for extras) during the actual games). The ending, a victory for the record, is both exuberant and bittersweet.

Mike T (mx) wrote: Essentially, this documentary only charts the icon's professional career, but it has enough going for it to make it worth a viewing. James Dean was one of the men who permanently altered cinema acting, along with his idol Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift. As an admirer of his work, I found it interesting to see how he broke into the business. I would have liked to see more of a biography, but it works well for what it is. There is some amazing rare footage in this film, including a screen test for East of Eden with Dean and Paul Newman.

Kevork O (mx) wrote: Murakami's study of desperate loneliness put onto celluloid in the most masterful way. Must-see.

Peter M (kr) wrote: Not gonna lie: Kim Possible is one of the best kids' shows of the post-90s era.

chris b (ru) wrote: at first i thought this movie looked stupid but im glad i watched it

Dean K (gb) wrote: A ok film with some funny moments.

Chandler A (ru) wrote: Great movie about the Jazz musician Charlie Parker, his life and struggles.

Chris W (it) wrote: As horror films of this era go I thought this was pretty watchable. It went much more for story than many of them. It's worth a bag of popcorn.

Stacy M (de) wrote: It is amazing in its sheer terribleness. This movie really sucks. Therefore, I love it.

Michael J (nl) wrote: Ever since i have watched this movie it has been my favorite movie of all time its well writen and for its time i think its a great. The characters are great and the plot tell a story of what could happen in real life 10 out of 10 The main plot is about a boy that feels that he is un needed at home so he decides to live it big and got to New York. When he arives he almost got into a big mess with some people then he joins a group called the Lepards he gets into selling drugs. While this story goes on there's another plot about another child called Louise , he gets into the same group.The child that runs away Eric , he dosent know it but his mother is in New York trying to find him and she gets som help from a girl named Debbie. Eric and Louise have got into a group and after a while the leader otis starts getting more aggressive. Then at the end Eric re connects with his mother and at the end you find out that Debbie works the streets.

Jeff B (ag) wrote: Pretty good Foeign Film winner about a championship chess tournament in Russia (I think) between two major players. The problem is that this film has a lot of political stuff going on and I couldn't really follow it. The actual chess matches were pretty engaging (considering it was chess) and I liked the way they were played out (though it's no Search for Bobby Fisher). Liv Ullmann has a small role in the film but I really don't know what she had to do with the storyline. I did however love the ending.

Matt C (de) wrote: Brilliant and frustrating in equal measures. The opening hour in particular is brilliant stuff and the performances by Roberts and Harris are immense. In the second half though (to steal an appropriate Rugby cliche) it does lose it's way. Plots are left unfinished and the constant wailing becomes a little annoying. Still lots of breathtaking things to be said as a whole though.

Serge L (kr) wrote: Kind of watchable post-high school film very cutesy and sometimes creepy about some a-capella comps. Girls vs boys group. The boy group was so superior. Sexy girls but mostly lesbians. Light story but with a funny beat that was hanging on. Of course the girls underdog had to make a good comeback. Funny extras on the DVD.

Alex S (br) wrote: It's a shame to see such fine actors in such a bad movie. Money problems?

Andrey B (ru) wrote: Nice and impressive and successful attempt at a noir genre.

Konrad A (br) wrote: I only saw part of it and did not enjoy this movie I was bored with it. I like the book better not the movie