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War Bride (2001)

The War Bride (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 29 November 2002 (UK)
WW2: In London, Lily marries a Canadian soldier who goes off to war. She and her newborn daughter are invited to come and live with his family in Canada, where conditions are not as ... See full summary »

Director:

Lyndon Chubbuck

Writer:

Angela Workman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Friel ... Lily
Brenda Fricker ... Betty
Aden Young ... Charlie
Loren Dean ... Joe
Molly Parker ... Sylvia
Julie Cox ... Sophie
Schyler McLaren Schyler McLaren ... Lindy
Gabrielle McLaren Gabrielle McLaren ... Lindy
Caroline Cave ... Peggy
Keeley Gainey ... Moira
Claudie Blakley ... Rosie
Benjamin Boyd ... Louie (as Ben Weinberger)
Dorothy A. Haug Dorothy A. Haug ... Mrs. Clarke
Petina Hapgood Petina Hapgood ... Sal
Lynda Boyd ... Dee Dee
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Storyline

WW2: In London, Lily marries a Canadian soldier who goes off to war. She and her newborn daughter are invited to come and live with his family in Canada, where conditions are not as splendid as he had described. And nobody knows if and when he will return. Written by Roald, Norway

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Love and War See more »

Filming Locations:

Alberta, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The small-town Canada street scenes were filmed in Edmonton, Alberta at Fort Edmonton Park. The fireworks scene was filmed on 1885 Street. See more »

Goofs

The second scene is set at a dance in a pub. The wall is decorated with the flags of UK, USA and Canada. The modern Canadian flag, not the 1941 flag, is used. See more »

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A profound and moving journey!
29 January 2003 | by dakard1050See all my reviews

The film makers have orchestrated a profound and moving journey, a film in which ideas and themes emerge from the interaction of human beings, and not in competition with them. Anna Friel, Brenda Fricker and Molly Parker form as potent a feminine triumvirate as the movies have seen in a very long time, powerful actresses who bring as much richness to the film's silences as to its words.

Superficially, the film could be seen as yet another variation on the "liberating outsider" scenario (a popular feminist theme exploited most recently in "Chocolat"), although in "The War Bride" there is considerably more going on than Lily simply teaching her in-laws how to cut loose and live a little. The weightier theme, which develops steadily throughout the film, deals with the inescapable effects of a global war and the extent to which a conflict can still wreak emotional havoc on those furthest removed from actual combat.


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