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Grow Your Own

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Grow Your Own 2007 PG

100 mins United Kingdom Director. Richard Laxton

Eddie Marsan, Omid Djalili and Olivia Colman star in this charming Ealing-esque comedy drama scripted by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Millions).

Refugee Kung Sang (Benedict Wong) and his family are given a plot at a Merseyside allotment to help with his rehabilitation and integration into British society. Some of the longstanding residents take umbrage, but eventually rapprochement is found; initially over the joys of gardening but then to fight the common cause of an invading mobile phone company.

Inspired by a real-life refugee rehabilitation programme, Cottrell Boyce and Carl Hunter’s script expounds on both the joys of gardening and the hard graft of multicultural cohesion, but Richard Laxton’s light-touch direction ensures a warm-hearted tone for this nourishing, feel-good comedy.

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Directed by

Richard Laxton


Benedict Wong

Eddie Marsan

Omid Djalili

John Henshaw

Olivia Colman


Comedy Drama


Refugee Week Chinese Voices Features


PG Contains mild language




United Kingdom



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