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61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

Summary: Acclaimed actor Richard E. Grant's semi-autobiographical "coming-of-age at the end of an age" story is told through the eyes of young Ralph Compton (Hoult). Set during the last gasp of the British Empire in Swaziland, South East Africa, in 1969, the plot focuses on the dysfunctional Compton family whose gradual disintegration mirrors the end of British rule. (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
Runtime: 120 min
Rating: Rated R for some language and brief sexuality.
Production: Scion Films
Genre: Drama
Countries: UK, France, South Africa
Language: English
Home Release Date: Nov 21, 2006
Director Credit
Richard E. Grant Director
Writer Credit
Richard E. Grant Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Emily Watson Ruby Compton
Miranda Richardson Lauren Compton
Nicholas Hoult Ralph Compton - 14 Years
Cast Credit
Celia Imrie Lady Riva Hardwick
Fenella Woolgar June Broughton
Gabriel Byrne Harry Compton
John Carlisle Sir Gifford Hardwick
John Matshikiza Dr. Zim Mzimba
Julian Wadham Charles Bingham
Julie Walters Gwen Traherne
Mathokoza Sibiya Dozen
Michael Richard Tobias
Sid Mitchell Vernon
Sindisiswe Nxumalo Regina
Zac Fox Ralph Compton - 11 Years Old
Producer Credit
Chris Curling Co-Producer
Jeff Abberley Producer
Jeremy Nathan Executive Producer
Joel Phiri Executive Producer
Julia Blackman Executive Producer
Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar Producer
Pascal Ralite Line Producer
Pierre Kubel Producer
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