Not Rated | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Five children staying in their eccentric uncle's labyrinthine mansion for protection during World War I befriend a sand fairy who has the power to grant wishes.
Uncle Albert (Sir Kenneth Branagh) says the answer to his math problem (3,465,222) is "a prime number of the Zeeman series." This is a fictional series, first used in Flash Gordon by Dr. Zarkov who says, "A-ha! I thought it was one of the prime numbers of the Zeeman series." That it is fictional is reinforced by the fact that 3,465,222 is an even number, and the only even Prime number is 2. Every other even number is a composite number, not a Prime.
It was the Summer of nineteen seventeen and the world was at war. Like lots of children, we had to leave our home. - Leave London. We didn't want to go, but Dad went to fly planes, and Mum went to look after the wounded, and we were stuck. They ...
"Happy Birthday To You" was first published in 1893, in 1912 the lyrics were added to the music, so the song could have been sung ads the film is set in 1917.
£230,156 (UK) (22 October 2004)