About the film
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Release Date: September 08, 2012
|Slogan||:||«When they needed hope, he gave them great expectations.»|
|Production Companies||:||Olympus Pictures, Eyeworks Film, Daydream Productions|
|Producers||:||Andrew Adamson, Robin Scholes, Nikki Barrett, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech|
|Writers||:||Andrew Adamson, Lloyd Jones|
As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village. In 1991, a war over a copper mine in the South Pacific tore the island of Bougainville apart. The reclusive “Popeye” (Hugh Laurie) offers the children in fourteen-year-old Matilda’s tiny village an escape with Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. But on an island at war, fiction can have dangerous consequences.