Wondrous Oblivion

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Eleven-year-old David Wiseman is mad about cricket but no good at it.  He has all of the kit but none of the skill, and he’s a laughing stock at school.  So when a Jamaican family move in next door and build a cricket net in the back garden, David is in seventh heaven.

But this is 1960’s England, and when the neighbours start to make life difficult for the new arrivals, David’s Jewish family is caught in the middle, and he has to choose between fitting in and standing up for the new friends who have turned his world upside down.


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Director: Paul Morrison
Writer: Paul Morrison
Producer: Jonny Persey
Executive Producers: Michael Kuhn, Kevin Loader
Associate Producer: Stewart le Maréchal
Cast: Delroy Lindo, Sam Smith, Emily Woof, Stanley Townsend
Partners: Qwerty, APT Films, N1

Festivals / Awards

2003 – Edinburgh Film Festival
2003 – Dinard Film Festival
2003 – Emden Film Festival
2003 – Audience Award – Boston Jewish Film Festival
2003 – Golden Gryphon – Giffoni Film Festival
2003 – Best Supporting Actress, London Critics Circle Film Awards – Emily Woof


‘The best Brisitsh film I have seen so far this year’ – Mail on Sunday

‘A magical tale’ – Now Magazine

‘A thoughtful film… blessed with fine performances’ – Sunday Express

‘Memorable film that effortlessly touches the heart’ – Screen Daily

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