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Oranges and Sunshine

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MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Historical Drama
Director: Jim Loach

Until the early 1970s, thousands of British children -- many orphans, others taken by social workers from broken homes -- were packed onto ships bound for Australia. Promised ''oranges and sunshine,'' many instead endured abuse in workhouses as virtual slaves. In 1987, Nottingham, England, social worker Margaret Humphreys learns the horrific extent of this program as she attempts to help two of its survivors, the timid Jack and the violent Len .

Cast :

  • Emily Watson
  • Margaret Humphreys
  • David Wenham
  • Len
  • Hugo Weaving
  • Jack
  • Richard Dillane
  • Merv
  • Lorraine Ashbourne
  • Nicky
  • Kate Rutter
  • Vera
  • Greg Stone
  • Bob
  • Tara Morice
  • Pauline
  • Stuart Wolfenden
  • Bill
Producers :
Camilla Bray , Iain Canning
Writers :

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