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      The Dawning

      PG 1988 1h 37m Drama List
      Reviews 50% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Angus Barrie (Anthony Hopkins) is a member of the newly formed Irish Republican Army and on the run from the authorities in the early 1920s. Nancy (Rebecca Pidgeon) is an 18-year-old girl who's lost her parents but believes her father is still alive. She meets Angus after discovering someone has slept in her beach hut, and the two form a close, if guarded, friendship. Nancy assists Angus in getting messages to his cohorts, unaware that doing so will have deadly consequences. Read More Read Less

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      Hilary Mantel The Spectator Decorous direction and a stately pace render it indistinguishable from all those other films where sweet gels in pretty frocks take tea in the garden. Apr 11, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Nice drama for a quiet night. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Adequate drama of a girl's emerging sense of the greater world beyond her own. Full of acting greats, unfortunately none of their roles are fully fleshed out, a real shame is that Jean Simmons and Anthony Hopkins share no scenes. A bit too leisurely paced to be really involving. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Anthony Hopkins stars in this beautifully-filmed little movie that tells a simple story against a background of Irish political upheaval Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Angus Barrie (Anthony Hopkins) is a member of the newly formed Irish Republican Army and on the run from the authorities in the early 1920s. Nancy (Rebecca Pidgeon) is an 18-year-old girl who's lost her parents but believes her father is still alive. She meets Angus after discovering someone has slept in her beach hut, and the two form a close, if guarded, friendship. Nancy assists Angus in getting messages to his cohorts, unaware that doing so will have deadly consequences.
      Director
      Robert Knights
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 10, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 37m
      Sound Mix
      Surround