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The Children Act / FilmNation Entertainment and BBC Films present a Duncan Kenworthy production ; directed by Richard Eyre ; produced by Duncan Kenworthy ; screenplay by Ian McEwan.

Eyre, Richard, 1943- (film director.). Kenworthy, Duncan, (film producer.). McEwan, Ian, (screenwriter.). Thompson, Emma, (actor.). Tucci, Stanley, (actor.). Whitehead, Fionn, 1997- (actor.). Chaplin, Ben, (actor.). Watkins, Jason, 1966- (actor.). Amuka-Bird, Nikki, 1976- (actor.). Calf, Anthony, (actor.). Cavaliero, Rosie, (actor.). Walsh, Eileen, 1977- (actor.). Jones, Nicholas, 1946- (actor.). Vansittart, Rupert, (actor.). Warbeck, Stephen, (composer.). Farrell, Dan (Film editor), (editor of moving image work.). Dunn, Andrew (Andrew William), (director of photography.). McEwan, Ian. Motion picture adaptation of (work): Children Act. (Added Author). Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm), (publisher.). FilmNation Entertainment (Firm), (production company.). BBC Films, (production company.). Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin, Jason Watkins, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Anthony Calf, Rosie Cavaliero, Eileen Walsh, Nicholas Jones, Rupert Vansittart. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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Homer Public Library DVD CHI 000149519 Video Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9786317504127
  • ISBN: 6317504121
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc ( approximately 106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Wide screen.
Based on the novel by Ian McEwan.
Special features: commentary with the director, writer and producer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Original music by Stephen Warbeck; editor, Dan Farrell; director of photography, Andrew Dunn.
Participant or Performer Note:
Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin, Jason Watkins, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Anthony Calf, Rosie Cavaliero, Eileen Walsh, Nicholas Jones, Rupert Vansittart.
Summary, etc.:
Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London ruling with wisdom and kindness over ethically complicated cases of family law. Fiona is tasked with ruling on the case of Adam, an exceptional boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion. He is three months from his eighteenth birthday and legally still a child. Fiona visits Adam in the hospital and it has an extreme emotional impact on them both.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for a sexual reference.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC Region 1; widescreen 16x9 (1.98:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language Note:
English dialogue; Spanish subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: Great Britain. Children Act 1989 > Drama.
Great Britain. Children Act 1989 > Drama.
Children Act 1989 (Great Britain)
Women judges > Drama.
Blood > Transfusion > Drama.
Health > Religious aspects > Jehovah's witness > Drama.
Jehovah's Witnesses > Doctrines > Drama.
Blood > Transfusion.
Legal drama.
Blood > Transfusion > Drama.
Genre: Historical films.
Fiction films.
Legal films.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Legal films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Historical films.