Wondrous Oblivion

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Wondrous Oblivion is a 2003 British film directed and written by Paul Morrison and produced by Jonny Persey. Set in suburban south London in 1960, several themes run through the film, though the main storyline concerns the friendship between a young... read more

Wondrous Oblivion is a 2003 British film directed and written by Paul Morrison and produced by Jonny Persey. Set in suburban south London in 1960, several themes run through the film, though the main storyline concerns the friendship between a young boy, David Wiseman (Sam Smith) who is the son of European Jewish immigrants, and his new next door neighbours, father and Dennis (Delroy Lindo) and young daughter Judy (Leonie Elliott) who are West Indian immigrants. The cement which binds their friendship is a deep love of cricket - but the ride is not always smooth. David finds himself falling for the indifferent Judy, but tensions between other families in the street, and a romantic relationship between Ruth Wiseman (Emily Woof) and Dennis, threaten to break apart the neighbourhood. It is one of the very few films related to the game of cricket. It was a failure at the box office. Some of the scenes were shot in Merchant Taylors School, Northwood.

Original Release

04/23/2004

US Release

04/23/2004

Cast

Delroy Lindo Dennis / Dennis Samuel
Sam Smith David Wiseman
Leagh Conwell Jessop
Dominic Barklem Pritchard
Jo Stone-Fewings Mr. Pugh
Emily Woof Ruth Wiseman
Stanley Townsend Victor / Victor Wiseman
Yasmin Paige Lilian
Richard Ashton W.G. Grace
Hugh Mitchell Hargreaves
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Paul Morrison

Writers

Paul Morrison

Cast

Delroy Lindo Dennis / Dennis Samuel
Sam Smith David Wiseman
Leagh Conwell Jessop
Dominic Barklem Pritchard
Jo Stone-Fewings Mr. Pugh
Emily Woof Ruth Wiseman
Stanley Townsend Victor / Victor Wiseman
Yasmin Paige Lilian
Richard Ashton W.G. Grace
Hugh Mitchell Hargreaves
Carol MacReady Mrs. Wilson
Osnat Schmool Mrs. Glickstein
Mark Penfold Head Teacher
Philip Whitchurch Mr. Woodberry
Angela Wynter Grace Wiseman
Petra Letang Loretta Samuel
Louis Mahoney Mr. Johnson
Anni Domingo Mrs. Jackson
Leonie Elliott Judy Samuel
Naomi Simpson Dorothy Samuel

Producers

David Kosse Executive Producer
Michael Kuhn Executive Producer
Kevin Loader Executive Producer
Malcolm Ritchie Executive Producer
Jill Tandy Executive Producer
Jonny Persey Producer
Stewart Le Marechal Producer
Lesley Stewart Producer

Editors

David Freeman

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