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War Bride (2001)

The War Bride (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 29 November 2002 (UK)
WW2: In London, Lily marries a Canadian soldier who goes off to war. She and her newborn daughter are invited to come and live with his family in Canada, where conditions are not as ... See full summary »

Director:

Lyndon Chubbuck

Writer:

Angela Workman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Friel ... Lily
Brenda Fricker ... Betty
Aden Young ... Charlie
Loren Dean ... Joe
Molly Parker ... Sylvia
Julie Cox ... Sophie
Schyler McLaren Schyler McLaren ... Lindy
Gabrielle McLaren Gabrielle McLaren ... Lindy
Caroline Cave ... Peggy
Keeley Gainey ... Moira
Claudie Blakley ... Rosie
Benjamin Boyd ... Louie (as Ben Weinberger)
Dorothy A. Haug Dorothy A. Haug ... Mrs. Clarke
Petina Hapgood Petina Hapgood ... Sal
Lynda Boyd ... Dee Dee
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Storyline

WW2: In London, Lily marries a Canadian soldier who goes off to war. She and her newborn daughter are invited to come and live with his family in Canada, where conditions are not as splendid as he had described. And nobody knows if and when he will return. Written by Roald, Norway

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Love and War See more »

Filming Locations:

Alberta, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The small-town Canada street scenes were filmed in Edmonton, Alberta at Fort Edmonton Park. The fireworks scene was filmed on 1885 Street. See more »

Goofs

Montreal Station is shown as a small provincial whistle-stop, obviously with a new name board superimposed on the real station name. In reality Montreal Central station is a large and imposing edifice. See more »

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A beautiful film.
21 February 2002 | by Tom MurraySee all my reviews

The War Bride is a beautiful and inspiring drama, beautifully photographed, with superb acting and full of personal growth. Lily, an English girl, marries Charlie, a Canadian WWII soldier from northern Alberta, who lives on a "big ranch on the prairies". That sounds good to Lily but when she is sent to Canada for the duration of the war, the reality is very different. She is stuck with a grieving mother-in-law and a crippled sister-in-law, who feed off each others' bitterness and depression. The ranch is an unproductive farm with run-down buildings. Lily is horrified but decides to make the best of it and does very well indeed. If you like this film, then see Cold Comfort Farm (1995), a similar story and an intelligent comedy.


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