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Young Winston

Catalog no.:MOV06127
Releasedate movie:July 1972
Releasedate medium:2006
    Kijkwijzer advice 12 year or older
  • Biography
  • Drama
  • War
  • Book adaptation
Total playing time:146 min.

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Product:1 DVD video
Order info:
  • Sony Pictures CDR 10203SE
DVD Region:
  • Region 2 (Europe, The Netherlands)
TV standard:
  • PAL
  • Color
Spoken language:
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Multilingual
  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
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In Young Winston, Academy Award-winning director Richard Attenborough (Gandhi - 1982) chronicles the tumultuous rise of one of the greatest public figures of the 20th century - and one of its most complex private men. Vain, rebellious and highly ambitious, Churchill (Simon Ward) is the product of the stormy union between Lord Randolph (Robert Shaw), a political failure, and the haughty, Brooklyn-born Lady Lennie (Anne Bancroft).
Alienated from them, young Winston puts all his energy into winning love through performance. He begins as a war correspondent in India, later becomes a hero in South Africa during the Boer War, and eventually embarks on a political career that takes him right into the halls of Parliament. Young Winston is a glorious epic testament to this great man.

Film is based on the book 'My Early Life: A Roving Commission' (1930) by Winston Churchill.