Mr. Pip - 2013
Daydream/Eyeworks/Olympus Productions - 115 min.
DVD UPC # 9324915092310; 5050582978629; 850153003553
Blu-ray # 9324915039513(AU); 5050582978636
Cast: Hugh Laurie, Eka Darville, Florence Korokoro, Xzannjah Matsi, Tapiwa Soropa, Kerry Fox, Healesville Joel. .
Crew: Writers: Andrew Adamson from the Lloyd Jones novel; Director of Photography: John Toon; Editor: Sim Evan-Jones; Original Music: Harry Gregson-Williams(score), Tim Finn(songs); Production Designer: Grant Major; Costume Designer: Ngila Dickson; Art Direction: Jill Cormack, Mark Robins; Set Decoration: Megan Vertelle; Makeup and Hair Designer: Gabrelle Jones; Special Effects Supervisor: Richard Schuler; Producer: Andrew Adamson, Robin Scholes, Lesie Urdang, Dean Vanech; Director: Andrew Adamson.
A coming-of-age story about the loss of innocence and the power of imagination and how literature can inspire and change one's life. The setting is the 1990's in Bourgainville New Guinea during armed rebellion. Most of the Europeans have left and therefore the school was closed, so a former actor, married to a local women, decides to distract the children with literature, focusing on Dickens' 'Great Expectations'. One student's fascination with the novel raises the eyebrows of her Bible bashing mother, who sets out to bring an end to the readings and in the process throws the villagers into the firing line of the PNG army that has been sent in to weed out the rebels who have shut down the local mine. Highly Recommended.
Censor Rating: M - Review Rating: B+
Official MP4 Trailer