Hope and Glory(1987)
The epic story of a world at war. And a boy at play.
Writers: John Boorman
Story: A semiautobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was more of an adventure, a total upheaval of order, restrictions and discipline. The liberating effect of the war on the women left behind. And the joy when Hitler blows up your school.
Awards: Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 22 nominations.
Did you know: Charley Boorman, who plays the Luftwaffe Pilot, is the son of the film's director, John Boorman.
Studios: Columbia Pictures