Ginger & Rosa Wednesday, 08 April 2020

Ginger & Rosa

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    A friendship is torn apart by a nuclear bombshell.

  • Starring:

    Alice Englert, Elle Fanning, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt, Annette Bening, Jodhi May

  • Directed by:

    Sally Potter

  • Running time:

    90 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)


    Footage of Hiroshima bomb and destroyed landscape aftermath. Nuclear attack, bombs, missiles mentioned. Prison, solitary confinement discussed. Police make aggressive arrests at a protest sit-in. Faces are slapped. A door is kicked in. Yelling. Blood/gore: A radio war report announces 100 million US dead, 115 million dead in Europe.


    A young girl pursues a sexual relationship with her best friend's father. Sex noises heard; teenage pregnancy mentioned. Caressing, kissing. Sex implied. Sexual innuendo. Young girls seen in underwear.


    Alcohol (beer, wine). Smoking. Suspected drug overdose; empty pill vials seen.


    Derogatory terms for females, bugger. Name-calling. Religious references (church service, prayer, crucifixes).


    Friendship, family, war, 1945, Hiroshima, nuclear threat, atomic bomb, Cuban Missile Crisis, stop-the-bomb protest, feminism, growing up, marriage separation, activism, betrayal, infidelity.


    Abandoned by father/mother, mental illness mentioned. A daughter endures her parent's separation. Women in labour. Birds (seagulls). Vomiting, spitting. Beef pie, spaghetti bolognaise eaten.


    Great performances, touching drama. Dreamy production values, gently directed. Complex portrayal of characters and 1945 London.


    Unconvincing plot. Dubious accents.

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