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DEAR FRANKIE

by Shona Auerbach

synopsis

Nine year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, Lizzie has invented a story that he is away at sea on the HMS Accra. Every few weeks, Lizzie writes to Frankie a make-believe letter from his father, telling of his adventures in exotic lands.

international title: DEAR FRANKIE
original title: DEAR FRANKIE
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Pathé Pictures International
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Shona Auerbach
film run: 103'
release date: FR 06/03/2005, ES 23/03/2005, NL 14/04/2005, AT 21/04/2005, DE 21/04/2005, BE 22/06/2005, IT 22/07/2005
screenplay: Andrea Gibb
cast: Emily Mortimer, Gerard Butler, Jack McElhone
cinematography by: Shona Auerbach
film editing: Oral Norrie Ottey
art director: Jennifer Kernke
costumes designer: Carole K.Millar
music: Alex Heffes
producer: Caroline Wood
production: Scorpio Films Ltd, Sigma Films, Inside Track, Pathé Picture (UK)
backing: UK Film Council, Scottish Screen
distributor: Pathé Distribution (FR), 1 More Films (NL), BVI Italia (IT), Monopole Pathé (CH)
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