Wondrous Oblivion

20/09/2004
  |  Book Tickets: 13/06/2010
  |  Buy to Own: 20/09/2004
  |  101 min
Rated PG by the BBFC

Synopsis

Bittersweet coming-of-age drama set in 1960s England. David Wiseman (Sam Smith) is the 11-year-old son of Jewish immigrants, now settled in a working class London suburb. His passion is cricket, a game for which he has all the kit but no skill, making him a laughing stock at school. When a new family moves in next door and sets up a cricket net in the back garden, David's dreams of learning how to play start to become a reality. He spends more and more time with the new neighbours, joining in as the father, Dennis (Delroy Lindo), coaches his daughter Judy (Leonie Elliott). But his new friends are West Indian, and David's initial delight soon turns to bemusement and consternation as he watches them become the victims of bigotry and racial hatred. To complicate matters further, David's mother Ruth (Emily Woof) finds herself becoming attracted to Dennis, leading to a strained relationship with her husband Victor (Stanley Townsend).

Contains mild language and racism theme
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