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Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War

Synopsis

Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War is the poignant, warm and often funny story of an ordinary woman who, after being pushed around by others for most of her life, finally decides to stand up for herself.

Thelma Caldicot has endured thirty years of dull, boring marriage to a dominating and insensitive husband. When two police officers bring the news of her unexpected widowhood, a sequence of events lead to a radical change in her way of life.

Before she has time to take stock of her new situation, her son Derek, an ambitious man in spite of inheriting his father's dullness, arrives with his dreadful family and begins to interfere and dominate her life.

After years of being bullied and pushed around, Mrs Caldicot's dormant self awakens, making her determined to take charge of her own life. Forced out of home into care, she acquires a band of strange new friends who look to her for help and assistance. These new responsibilities give her life a purpose, allowing her to find the courage to face up to any adversity, whether it comes in the shape of an unpleasant TV personality or the odious manager of a Rest Home.

Details

Year
2002
Type of film
Features
Running Time
100 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Ian Sharp
Producer
Andy Birmingham
Editor
Gerry Hambling
Screenwriter
Malcolm Stone adapted from a Novel by Vernon Coleman
Director of Photography
Sue Gibson
Sound
Bill Dodkin
Music
Alan Lisk
Principal Cast
Pauline Collins, Peter Capaldi, John Alderton, Paul Freeman, Gwenllian Davies

Genre

Production Company

Cabbage Films
Pinewood Studios
Zoom Building, Pinewood Road
Iver Heath, Bucks SL0 0NH
UK

T 00 44 (0)1753 785 181
F 00 44 (0)1753 785 120

Sales
Company

Vine International Pictures
Contact: Barry Gill, Marie Vine
VIP House, Greenacres
New Road Hill, Downe
Orpington, Kent BR6 7JA
UK

T 00 44 (0)1689 854 123
F 00 44 (0)1689 850 990

info@vine-international.co.uk
http://www.vine-international.co.uk