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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Gabriel Byrne
Emily Watson
Miranda Richardson
Julie Walters

Nicholas Hoult
Directors
Richard E Grant
Screenwriters
Richard E Grant
Running Time
99 minutes

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Plot
In the last days of British-ruled Swaziland, young Ralph Compton (Hoult) witnesses at close quarters his mother’s adultery, hastening the breakdown of his parents’ marriage and his father’s subsequent slide into alcoholism…


Verdict
An unforced, engaging and surprisingly incisive account of the disintegration of British rule in Africa.


Reviewed by David Hughes

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