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Small Island

Small Island

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This poignant adaptation of Andrea Levy's award-winning novel explores the lives of two couples, one Jamaican and the other English, whose worlds intertwine in post-World War II Britain, at a turning point in the long relationship between the two countries. It is a story of tender emotion and sparkling wit, of crossings taken and passages lost, of shattering compassion and of reckless optimism in the face of insurmountable barriers.
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This poignant adaptation of Andrea Levy’s best-selling, award-winning novel explores the lives of two couples—one Jamaican, one English—whose worlds intertwine in post-World War II Britain, at a turning point in the long relationship between the two countries. Naomie Harris (Pirates of the Caribbean) and David Oyelowo (The Last King of Scotland) star as Hortense and Gilbert, Jamaican immigrants in a marriage of convenience, seeking opportunity despite daily struggles against racism and rejection—striving to be proud subjects of the British Empire at a time when people whose ancestors had been slaves for the empire began coming to their mother country in search of a new future. Ruth Wilson (Jane Eyre) and Benedict Cumberbatch (The Last Enemy) star as their English landlords Queenie and Bernard, a conventional but mismatched couple whose long separation during the war is an awakening for Queenie, though her open heart and remarkable lack of prejudice prove to be gifts that exact a high price. Hailed by The Daily Express as “perfect Sunday evening drama—intensely acted, skillfully shot, and subtly passionate about subjects no one should ignore,” Small Island is not to be missed.
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Format: DVD
Run Time: 180 mins
Number of Discs: 1
Region: Region 1
UPC Code : 841887012362
Cast: Naomie Harris, David Dyelowo, Ruth Wilson, and Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock).
Editorial Reviews: Hailed by The Daily Express as "perfect Sunday evening drama--intensely acted, skillfully shot, and subtly passionate about subjects no one should ignore," Small Island is not to be missed.

"There's no moment in any of this you'd want to miss." - The Wall Street Journal

"Powerful performances." - Daily Variety

"A provocative story of substance, well-told and well-performed." - The Week

"Engagingly twisty plot." - The Boston Globe
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