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Wah-Wah (2005)


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.

Director: Richard E. Grant
Writer: Richard E. Grant

Release Date: 2005-08-17
Status: Released
Run time: 120 min / 2:0
Production Companies : Reeleyes Film, Wah Film Productions Ltd., Scion Films, Loma Nasha
Production Countries: Swaziland, United Kingdom, South Africa, France



Gabriel Byrne
Harry Compton
Emily Watson
Ruby Compton
Julie Walters
Gwen Traherne
Nicholas Hoult
Ralph Compton - 14 years
Miranda Richardson
Lauren Compton
Celia Imrie
Lady Riva Hardwick
Zac Fox
Ralph Compton - 11 years
Julian Wadham
Charles Bingham
Fenella Woolgar
June Broughton
John Matshikiza
Dr. Zim Mzimba
Sid Mitchell
John Carlisle
Sir Giffard Hardwick
Mathokoza Sibiya
Sindisiswe Nxumalo
Michael Richard
Caroline Smart
Ian Roberts
John Traherne
Olivia Grant
Sibusiso Mamba
Father Ndlovu
Tony Hatton
Mr. Parker
Clare Marshall
Mrs. Malaga
Kim Borrell
Angus Imrie
Boy in Crowd


Directing Richard E. Grant Director
Writing Richard E. Grant Screenplay
Production Jeff Abberley Producer
Production Pierre Kubel Producer
Production Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar Producer
Production Julia Blackman Executive Producer
Production Pascal Ralite Line Producer
Production Chris Curling Producer
Production Jeremy Nathan Executive Producer
Production Joel Phiri Executive Producer
Sound Patrick Doyle Music
Camera Pierre Aïm Director of Photography
Editing Isabelle Dedieu Editor
Production Celestia Fox Casting
Art Gary Williamson Production Design
Art Ray Berman Art Direction
Art Richard Field Assistant Art Director
Art Ollie Novadnieks Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Sheena Napier Costume Design

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