The Winslow Boy


Set in 1910 the story is based on a real life-life incident about a naval cadet who was accused of stealing a five shilling postal order.
Convinced of their boy's innocence the Winslow family persuade a lawyer to take on the defence. As the drawn out case proceeds, it challenges accepted legal notions and creates a national furore, exacting a heavy price on the family.


104 minutes.
All ages .
Drama

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I really am as innocent as I look.
I really am as innocent as I look.

Credits

Cast
Nigel Hawthorne, Jeremy Northam, Rebecca Pidgeon, Gemma Jones, Guy Edwards
Director
David Mamet
ScreenplayTerence Rattigan, David Mamet
MusicAlaric Jans
CinematographyBenoit Delhomme
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor Pictures
Made in1999
Produced by(

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

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Ian Douglas
15
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15
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15
The Cape Times
Jean-Pierre Rossouw
15
The Star
Darryl Accone
18
Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
15
SA City Life
15
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
16
Box Office
Annlee Ellingson
10
Rough Cut
Morgan Fouch
16
Film Review
Emma Cochrane
15

What the People say

Internet
209 Netizens
16

Average .. 75%

15

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
John Parkinson 18

Average .. 90%

18

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: Although the film is about a court case, there are no courtroom scenes. It is instead a family drama, with a great portrayal of genteel English society at the turn of the century. The film is well made and acted, but never gets terribly exciting. The stage origins come through in the settings, which are somewhat claustrophobic. It will appeal to mature audiences.

Samantha Hillary: I loved this movie. It was very true to the period, and had a great ensemble cast, who really proved their merit.

John Parkinson: What I liked about this movie, aside from the fine acting and directing, was that it was actually about something ... the defense of a principle .






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