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Every family has its own languageAug. 17, 2005UK, France, South Africa120 Min.R
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Gabriel Byrne isHarry Compton
Harry Compton
Emily Watson isRuby Compton
Ruby Compton
Julie Walters isGwen Traherne
Gwen Traherne
Nicholas Hoult isRalph Compton - 14 years
Ralph Compton - 14 years
Miranda Richardson isLauren Compton
Lauren Compton
Celia Imrie isLady Riva Hardwick
Lady Riva Hardwick
Zac Fox isRalph Compton - 11 years
Ralph Compton - 11 years
Julian Wadham isCharles Bingham
Charles Bingham
Fenella Woolgar isJune Broughton
June Broughton
John Matshikiza isDr. Zim Mzimba
Dr. Zim Mzimba


Set at the end of the 1960s, as Swaziland is about to receive independence from United Kingdom, the film follows the young Ralph Compton, at 12, through his parents’ traumatic separation, till he’s 14. The film is largely based on Richard E. Grant’s own experiences as a teenager in Swaziland, where his father was head of education for the British government administration.

Original titleWah-Wah
IMDb Rating6.9 2,734 votes
TMDb Rating6.3 8 votes

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