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Country: Great Britain
Run Time: 106 minutes
Set in an unknown war-ravaged time and place, this is the story of Tom, a young army recruit so horrified by war that he loses his ability to speak. He deserts his unit and wanders alone through the devastated countryside, until he comes upon a little girl. She dabs his face with make-up and puts him in a dress, ensuring his survival by transforming him into the mythical "rawney," a speechless mad woman with magical powers. A band of gypsies allows him to travel with them, in hopes of putting his powers to work for them. When a young gypsy girl discovers Tom's true identity, they secretly become lovers, but the impending battles threaten their relationship, as well as the lives of the gypsy troup.
Frank Tidy BSC
Bob Hoskins, Dexter Fletcher, Zoe Nathenson, Zoe Wanamaker