Rent On the Black Hill (1988)

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1h 52min
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Synopsis:
Chronicling the travails of the Jones family - Amos (Bob Peck), Mary (Gemma Jones), and their three children - the heart of the story is the intense relationship between their sons, identical twins Benjamin and Lewis (played by real-life brothers Mike and Robert Gwilym). Sharing a unique bond, the brothers journey through eight decades of life, death and hardship together, all the while tied to the land on which they were raised. The epic sweep of the film takes in two world wars, exploring themes of nationalism, class, community, faith and pacifism.
Though unrelenting in its portrayal of the raw experiences of rural life, 'On the Black Hill' celebrates the people of the Black Mountains and its landscape, made transcendent by the magnificent cinematography of Thaddeus O'Sullivan.
Actors:
Aled Baker, Rhys Baker, , , , , Kim Caswell, , , , Claire Evans, Huw Evans, Lillian Evans, , , , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Jennifer Howarth
Writers:
Bruce Chatwin, Andrew Grieve
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/03/2008
Run Time:
112 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.77:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • A Short Film About Belonging And Friendship In The Welsh Borders;
  • Film Stills Gallery
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/08/2016
Run Time:
116 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • An Introduction by Andrew Grieve (2016, 20 mins): newly-filmed interview with the director
  • Special Collections Gallery: a selection of stills and promotional media
  • Shadow on the Mountains (Arthur Elton, 1931, 20 mins)
  • O'er Hill and Dale (Basil Wright, 1932, 16 mins)

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