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Mr. Pip

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Mr. Pip

Release Date: September 08, 2012

Year    :   2012
Slogan    :   «When they needed hope, he gave them great expectations.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Olympus Pictures, Eyeworks Film, Daydream Productions
Director    :   Andrew Adamson
Producers    :   Andrew Adamson, Robin Scholes, Nikki Barrett, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech
Writers    :   Andrew Adamson, Lloyd Jones
RunTime    :   116 mins.

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.




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