R | | Comedy, Drama
Set at the end of the '60s, as Swaziland is about to receive independence from Great Britain, the film follows the young Ralph Compton, at 12, through his parents' traumatic separation, ... See full summary »
According to Richard E. Grant's diaries, Julie Walters was the first to be cast.
Ralph Compton - 11 years old:
Why is Daddy's medal stupid?
Lauren Compton: Because all those idiots, dressed up like bloody vanilla ice creams, think that it's a suitable reward for enduring a lifetime of boredom out here in this... middle of bloody nowhere, that's why!
The movie supposedly starts in 1969 with the date appearing on the screen. Yet Swaziland received independence on 6 September 1968.
$55,304 (USA) (14 May 2006)
$233,103 (USA) (25 June 2006)
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