Oranges and Sunshine
Oranges and Sunshine
Directed by Jim Loach
Starring Emily Watson
Theatrical Release date October 21, 2011
Run time 105 min
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Synopsis
Oranges and Sunshine tells the unforgettable true story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker who uncovered one of the most controversial scandals in recent times: the organized deportation of innocent children from the United Kingdom to Australia, where they were thought to be lost in the system forever. Almost single-handedly, against overwhelming odds, and with little regard for her own safety, Humphreys reunited thousands of families and brought worldwide attention to a corrupt system and an extraordinary miscarriage of justice. Academy Award® nominee Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves, Punch Drunk Love) stars as a woman whose quest would challenge the leaders of two nations, and force them to confess to a secret as stunning as the truth it revealed.
Reviews
“A story that will shock and amaze you. Emily Watson Gives a passionate performance.”
Jeffrey Lyons
“Thrillingly efficient filmmaking. Emily Watson gives a pitch perfect performance. She’s matched by Hugo Weaving’s wrenching turn.”
Ernest Hardy
“Pitch perfect… beautifully and sensitively crafted… mesmerizing performance… Watson is luminous.”
Mariella Frostrup
“An inspired work of dignity and purpose.”
Rex Reed
“A deeply moving story that is stranger than fiction… beautifully done… with great performances by Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving and David Whenham.”
Leonard Maltin
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