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Children

UK, English

  • Director: Terence Davies
  • Writer: Terence Davies

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Nostalgia and beauty...in a rundown city.
 
Accomplished.
 

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The(ir) Blurb...

Robert Tucker, a young gay man who is almost without affect, sits in various waiting rooms. As he sits, he recalls events from the year of his childhood when his father dies. He's ten or eleven that year, picked on by bullies at the Catholic school he attends. He seems friendless. At home, his mother is quiet, his father is ill and angry. After his father's death, there's a wake, the coffin arrives, the body is removed. The lad grieves, alone.

Cast & Characters

Phillip Mawdsley as Tucker, as a boy;
Nick Stringer as Father;
Linda Beckett as Neighbour;
Robin Bowen as Bully 2;
Elizabeth Estensen as Nurse;
Trevor Eve as Man In Shower;
Katherine Fahey as Neighbour;
Colin Hignet as Bully;
Robin Hooper as Robert;
Malcolm Hughes as Man In Bedroom;
Phillip Joseph as Second Teacher;
Ann Kiesler; Valerie Lilley as Mother;
Bill Maxwell;
Marjorie Rowlandson as Neighbour

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