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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

Featuring

Benedict Wong

Eddie Marsan

Omid Djalili

John Henshaw

Olivia Colman

Genres

Comedy Drama

Collection

Refugee Week Chinese Voices Features

Certificate

PG Contains mild language

Released

2007

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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