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Emma's War (1987)

After the start of WW2, a mother takes her children from Sydney to the countryside.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Remick ... Anne Grange
Miranda Otto ... Emma Grange
Mark Lee ... John Davidson
Terence Donovan Terence Donovan ... Frank Grange
Donal Gibson ... Hank
Bridey Lee Bridey Lee ... Laurel Grange
Pat Evison Pat Evison ... Miss Arnott
Grigor Taylor Grigor Taylor ... Dr. Friedlander
Noeline Brown Noeline Brown ... Mrs. Mortimer
Rebel Penfold-Russell Rebel Penfold-Russell ... Miss Gunz (as Rebel Russell)
Mervyn Drake Mervyn Drake ... Iceman
Ashley Grenville Ashley Grenville ... Brian
Kay Eklund Kay Eklund ... Miss Clewes
Jean Calver Jean Calver ... Old woman in grog shop
David Cahill David Cahill ... Hardmaster of country school
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After the start of WW2, a mother takes her children from Sydney to the countryside.

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Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1988 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

1942: I 15 anni di Emma See more »

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The slowest and most erratic picture I can remember
7 June 1999 | by piapiaSee all my reviews

I like Australian movies. They are alive. But Emma's War is a failure. They never made up their mind about whose war they were portraying; Emma's or her mother's. There are many stories in it and it ends with no story. The initial sequences at the Teosophic School are completely pointless and soon forgotten. The episode of Emma's mother and the US sailor has feeling and good performances. But when the family decides to go to the country, the picture becomes a shambles, and a new story emerges, that of the conscientious objector. Did Australia really treat its conscientious objectors as traitors? Anyhow, this third episode is the only one that has any connection with the movie's title. And it is left unresolved. A very fine performance by Lee Remick (how beautiful she still is!), and a very interesting one by the lovely Miranda Otto is all I would save from what is, besides, the slowest and most tiresome picture of recent years.


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