Boorman's "Queen and Country" is the long-awaited sequel to his 1987 "Hope and Glory." (Courtesy of Festival de Cannes)
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John Boorman's sequel to his 1987 Oscar-nominated film "Hope and Glory" premiered at Cannes Tuesday.Exit schoolboy Bill Rohan jumping up and down for joy and shouting "thank you Adolf!" as he discovers his school has been destroyed by a stray Luftwaffe bomb in the first film's closing scene.The film faithfully recreates the world of early 1950s Britain, with Morris Minor cars plying empty roads, wartime rationing still in place and families forking out for their first black-and-white televisions to watch the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 ."Hope and Glory" was a huge commercial and critical success and is frequently cited in polls as one of the best British films of recent decades. It received five nominations at the 1988 Academy Awards including for best director and best picture.
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