Oranges and Sunshine

Release Date:
Oct 21, 2011
MPAA Rating:
R
Running Time:
1:45
Genre:
Historical Drama
Director:
Jim Loach
Cast:
Emily Watson Margaret Humphreys
David Wenham Len
Hugo Weaving Jack
Richard Dillane Merv
Lorraine Ashbourne Nicky
Kate Rutter Vera
Greg Stone Bob
Tara Morice Pauline
Stuart Wolfenden Bill
Writers:
Rona Munro
Language:
English

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Oranges and Sunshine

Until the early 1970s, thousands of British children -- many orphans, others taken by social workers from broken homes -- were packed onto ships bound for Australia. Promised ''oranges and sunshine,'' many instead endured abuse in workhouses as virtual slaves. In 1987, Nottingham, England, social worker Margaret Humphreys learns the horrific extent of this program as she attempts to help two of its survivors, the timid Jack and the violent Len .

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