Small Island

Small Island

DVD - 2010
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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.
Publisher: [Australia] : Roadshow Entertainment [distributor], 2010.
Branch Call Number: DVD SMA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 174 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Sep 19, 2016

A fascinating story with great performances with such a talented ensemble of world-class actors playing original, well-drawn characters .
The film retains its balance as it weaves in and out of characters' lives, while never short-changing any of them. FANTASTIC!

Jan 29, 2014

Another great Masterpiece Theater production.
Very well done and so true to life at that time.
I really recommend seeing it.

Nov 10, 2013

One of the best films I have ever watched
fascinating look at racial issues,in addition the whole story is fascinating and beautifully filmed...
I highly recommend it

Oct 01, 2013

Very-good movie! I recommend it!

Aug 03, 2012

I felt that Hortense was played too broadly and seemed more like a caricature than a character. I would have liked more shades of grey in this study of black and white issues in post-war Britain. Still, it's a better than average movie and I recommend it.

deaans Dec 10, 2011

A facinating look at racial issues during WW2.

Jul 16, 2011

Story within a story, and an honest revelation of how the Brits treated their supposed compatriots. Racism towards Blacks on the other side of the Pond. Worth the view.

Jun 02, 2011

A Masterpiece PBS Classic.

Deals with the lives of two couples: one Jamaican and the other English.

Their worlds intertwine in post-world war II Britain, at a turning point in the relationship between the two countries.

A perfect drama.

staff1903 May 23, 2011

I just watched this movie last night and I thought it was great.

Apr 23, 2011

good movie. It still shocks me how we can treat each other so badly. I needed my tissues...

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