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Director  Jim Loach
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Story by  Margaret Humphreys
Country  United Kingdom Australia
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, History
Running time  1h 45m
Adapted from  Empty Cradles
Language  English
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Release date  8 October 2010 (2010-10-08) (PIFF) 1 April 2011 (2011-04-01) (United Kingdom) 9 June 2011 (2011-06-09) (Australia)
Based on  Empty Cradles by Margaret Humphreys
Writer  Rona Munro, Margaret Humphreys (book)
Initial release  April 1, 2011 (United Kingdom)
Cast  Emily Watson (Margaret Humphreys), Hugo Weaving (Jack), David Wenham (Jack), Tara Morice (Pauline), Aisling Loftus (Susie), Stuart Wolfenden (Bill)
Similar movies  Emily Watson appears in Oranges and Sunshine and Angelas Ashes

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Oranges and Sunshine is a 2011 Australian drama film directed by Jim Loach as his directorial debut and stars Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham, with a screenplay by Rona Munro, based on the book Empty Cradles by Margaret Humphreys.

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Plot

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The film is based on the true story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham who uncovered the scandal of "home children", a scheme of forcibly relocating poor children from the United Kingdom to Australia and Canada.

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Margaret reunites estranged families, who are situated in Australia and the U.K., and brings worldwide attention to the cause.

Deported children were promised oranges and sunshine but they got hard labour and life in institutions such as Keaney College in Bindoon, Western Australia. Many were given to the Congregation of Christian Brothers where they were repeatedly raped.

Cast

  • Emily Watson as Margaret Humphreys
  • Hugo Weaving as Jack
  • David Wenham as Len
  • Richard Dillane as Merv Humphreys
  • Tara Morice as Pauline
  • Stuart Wolfenden as Bill
  • Kate Rutter as Vera
  • Lorraine Ashbourne as Nicky
  • Federay Holmes as Charlotte
  • Helen Grayson as Bureaucrat
  • Ruth Rickman as Orphan
  • Harvey Scrimshaw as Ben
  • Molly Windsor as Rachel
  • Neil Pigot as James
  • Tammy Wakefield as Susan
  • Adam Morgan as the Intruder
  • Neil May as the Commuter
  • Adam Tedder as the Doctor
  • Greg Stone as Bob
  • Aisling Loftus as Susie
  • Filming

    Filming took place in Adelaide, South Australia, Nottingham, at Wirksworth in Derbyshire. Some interior scenes were filmed at the University of Leicester, Leicestershire and the porte-cochère of Nottingham railway station. Other locations that appear are a train on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway; Australia House in London and an overview of Nottingham Council House and the Old Market Square.

    A casting session was held in Nottingham to find one boy and one girl for the roles of Margaret's children.

    Reception

    Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 71% based on reviews from 68 critics.

    References

    Oranges and Sunshine Wikipedia
    Oranges and Sunshine IMDb Oranges and Sunshine themoviedb.org


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