A Merry War


Also known as Keep the Aspidistra Flying , from the novel by George Orwell on which it is based. This is the story of an idealistic young wanna-be poet, who dreams of emulating the greats of English literature. He quits he well paying job in an ad agency, to make his way writing poetry. Needless to say, this plan is not a roaring success, and he drifts lower down the social scale, losing his friends and wanna-be lover along the way, while berating the evil of money. But the young lady persists, and uses the oldest trick in the book to bring him to his senses, and back to the staid, safe, conventional middle-class existence. And they all lived happily after. (Really.)
This is a charming and witty comedy for the art circuit.



101 minutes.
No persons under 10 .
Comedy, On the Art Circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Richard E. Grant, Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Wadham, Jim Carter, Harriet Walter, Lesley Vickerage
Director
Robert Bierman
ScreenplayAlan Plater, from the novel by George Orwell
MusicMike Batt (Yeah!!)
Sound formatsDolby
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor Pictures
Made in1997
Produced byBonaparte Films, Sentinel Films, UBA, Arts Council of England, Overseas FilmGroup, Inc.





Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
15
Cape Argus
Derrick Wilson
10
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
10
Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
10
Sunday Times
William Pretorius
15
Rapport
Barrie Hough
14
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
16
TV2 Leon at the Movies
Leon van Nierop
14
Box Office
Susan Green
15
Empire
Darren Bignell
15
Film Review
Mark Wyman
15

What the People say

Internet
7 Netizens
14

Average .. 68%

14




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