When The Whales Came

When The Whales Came
When The Whales Came

Year

1989

Duration

96 minutes

Genres

Drama

Language

English

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Synopsis

On the remote, beautiful isles of Scilly, Gracie and Daniel spend their days building boats, skipping school and avoiding Daniel’s gruff father. Of the islands' many rituals and legends the children are particularly fascinated with the story of nearby Samson; cursed and uninhabited for 70 years, its last evacuee, the mysterious ‘birdman’, now lives on the beach isolated from the rest of the village. But as the arrival of the First World War brings new pressures to their small community, it is the children’s friendship with this intriguing character that may offer a chance of redemption for the whole island. Adapted from a Michael Morpurgo novel, this gentle film delivers a moving message about the power of community and the importance of the protecting the environment.

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