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Oranges and Sunshine

Oranges and Sunshine
  • 2010
  • UK/Australia
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jim Loach
  • Written by: Rona Munro
  • Cast: Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Emily Watson

Set in 1986, Humphreys (Watson) uncovers a dirty secret from our wartime past as children in care were shipped off to Australia. The ever-dependable Watson is a rock here, and the best scenes come between her and the two male leads. Like his father, Ken, Jim Loach directs simply and without fuss.

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Jim Loach's Oranges and Sunshine a worthy follower in dad Ken's footsteps

18 Mar 20113 stars

Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham solid in social drama

(15) 104min Jim Loach, son of Ken, was always going to be on a hiding to nothing with his debut feature. Bringing a worthier-than-thou tale to the screen, the comparisons to his father’s immense body of work are inevitable, even more so given how…

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