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When the Whales Came [1989] [DVD]

Paul Scofield (actor)
Helen Mirren (actor)

Format: all-region dvd (worldwide)
Runtime: 1h36m
Quality: Digital widescreen colour

When the Whales Came, based upon Michael Morpurgo's charming story, is a beautiful well-meaning film. The cinematography and scenery are gorgeous, and so is the enchanting music score.

The story takes place in the remote, but beautiful Scilly islands. They are inhabited by people that eke a life out of a hostile environment. Two children, Gracie and Daniel are intrigued by the mysterious man, the Birdman, who lives in a remote shack, but who, sensing their curiosity, begins leaving them a few of his wood carvings. As they get to meet the man, he encourages them to follow his example. Then one day, whales beach themselves and the Birdman pleads with the children and the other folks to help him in getting these gentle giants back into the ocean where they belong.

This is a superb film, designed for the entire family. A fascinating script, first-rate acting, glorious scenery (shot on location in remote islands off of England), and memorable music help make this film a classic. It is set in 1914, and World War One plays a role in the story. But the time is basically irrelevant; the place is not. The story is about a legendary curse, a man who survived it, and an opportunity to lift it, focusing on the destruction and preservation of an extremely rare form of whale.
Price: £14.95


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When the Whales Came [1989] [DVD]
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When the Whales Came
[1989] [DVD]
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