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Runtime: 105 Mins
Classsification: M
Mature themes and coarse language
In cinemas:
9 June 2011
Home Entertainment:
5 October 2011

Oranges and Sunshine

David Wenham, Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving, Richard Dillane

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An extraordinary true story, Oranges and Sunshine is a powerful tale of courage and compassion from the producers of The King’s Speech. Margaret Humphreys (Emily Watson), is an ordinary social worker from Nottingham who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times: the deportation of thousands of children from the United Kingdom to Australia. Almost single-handedly, against overwhelming odds and with little regard for her own well-being, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and drew worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice.


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Persons of interest

  • Hugo Weaving .... Jack
  • Emily Watson .... Margaret Humphreys
  • David Wenham .... Len
  • Tara Morice .... Pauline
  • Richard Dillane .... Merv
  • Jim Loach .... Director
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    Movie Review

    Oranges and Sunshine is a confronting movie about the inhumanity of man. Emily Watson is perfect as the social worker who uncovers the unjustices of children who were taken from their families and sent to other countries with a promise of a bright future only to have their hopes dashed and their minds scared from the abusive institutions they found themselves in. Hugo Weaving and David Whenam are terrific in their portrayal of people who have gone through so much suffering and help give a face to some of the 130,000 children who are now adults in search of their real families. The movie can be a little bit difficult to follow at times but well worth watching as you find yourself engrosed in the subject matter.

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