Absent Without Leave

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Absent Without Leave

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Absent Without Leave

Release Date: February 20, 1993

Year    :   1993
Slogan    :   «A True Story of Love, Conscience and Duty»
Genres    :   Romance, Drama, War
Production Companies    :   New Zealand Film Commission, Meridian Films
Director    :   John Laing
Producers    :   Robin Laing, Jan Haynes
Writers    :   Graeme Tetley, James Edwards
RunTime    :   104 mins.

In 1942 Wellington, Daisy Edwards, 16 and pregnant, relies totally on her just-wed husband, Ed, who is little older than she. Ed is suddenly drafted into the army and is to be sent overseas to battle while Daisy is sent to her father in Auckland. When Ed's leave is cancelled at the last minute he takes the dangerous decision to go absent without leave to be with Daisy on her journey home. As a deserter, Ed is hunted, captured and imprisoned. Life inside is bad enought without the worry of what is going on outside. The film is based upon a true story.


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