R | | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
The lives of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood, when the reality of the world they live in comes knocking.
Mark Romanek said that working with child actors was the most challenging part of making the film, since "the first act of the film was going to have to be carried by 12-year-olds." Durning pre-production, Romanek had the younger actors watch the older actors rehearse the younger scenes, so the older actors would have a memory of having played those scenes, while the child actors would get a better idea of how more skilled actors would play their parts. He also had the child actors spend time together, playing and talking to create chemistry between them. He took them to the school set and let them play there so they could get a better idea of the layout.
The breakthrough in medical science came in 1952. Doctors could now cure the previously incurable. By 1967, life expectancy passed 100 years.
When Kathy and Tommy enter Madame's house, a clock on a shelf says 1:30 pm. When they wait for Madame to return, a clock on the wall behind Kathy and Tommy says 3:30 pm.
The Hailsham School Song can be briefly heard at the very end of the credits.
$111,734 (USA) (19 September 2010)
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