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Mrs. Ratcliffe's Revolution (2007)

She left the land of Marks & Spencer and went to the world of Marx and Lenin. Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution is a feelgood comedy following one dysfunctional family's journey from 1968 West ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Catherine Tate ... Dorothy Ratcliffe
Iain Glen ... Frank Ratcliffe
Brittany Ashworth ... Alex Ratcliffe
Heike Makatsch ... Frau Unger
Jessica Barden ... Mary Ratcliffe
Christian Brassington ... Thomas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nigel Betts ... Uncle Philip
Ottilia Borbáth Ottilia Borbáth ... Frau Glock
Béla Fesztbaum Béla Fesztbaum ... 1st Stasi Officer
Fanni Futár Fanni Futár ... Uti
Imola Gáspár ... Art Teacher
Ákos Horváth Ákos Horváth ... 2nd Border Guard
Barna Illyés Barna Illyés ... Gym Teacher
Scott Kay Scott Kay ... Hare krishna
John Kirk John Kirk ... Mr. Murray
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She left the land of Marks & Spencer and went to the world of Marx and Lenin. Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution is a feelgood comedy following one dysfunctional family's journey from 1968 West Yorkshire to 19 below freezing East Germany and back again. Mr Ratcliffe fought for the cause, but his wife fought for their family: a teenage sex goddess, and a twelve year old communist spy. Will Mr Ratcliffe throw away his party card and fall in love with his brave new wife? Written by Anonymous

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She left the land of Marks & Spencer and went to the world of Marx and Lenin.

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Comedy

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Hungary | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La revolución de la Sra. Ratcliffe See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Goofs

The Rattcliffes supposedly move to the DDR, but in fact all the scenes from East Germany were shot in Hungary - another ex-communist country. See more »

Soundtracks

Keep On Running
Written by Jackie Edwards (as Edwards)
Performed by The Spencer Davis Group
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Significantly better than other reviewers have said
19 September 2009 | by neilwaddington-1See all my reviews

Yes, okay, it's not laugh a minute, but that is the point.... It is based on real life - what would happen if a person genuinely believed the communist ideal and moved their family to east Germany in the sixties?

Reminiscent of Hideous Kinky, this is a genuine look back from the point of view of a daughter in an unusual and poignant situation. The movie handles the story with charm and while moments are a little cheesy, it is well worth viewing, particularly for fans of Catherine Tate, who does a great job here.

I guess it depends if your glass is half full or half empty!!


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