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HOW'S BUSINESS

UK, 1991 (MIFF 1993, Youth Film Festival)

Director: Colin Finbrow

From the director of Hard Road and Doombeach comes the latest feature from the Children's Film and Television Unit in Britain. How stays busy making business deals and dodging bombs during the raids on London in 1942. But his mother decides the dangers are too great for How to remain in London and sends him to stay with his aunt and uncle in the country­side. Shut out by the local village gang, How befriends the other local misfits, one a young German girl ostracised because of her national­ity. When the weekly letter from his mother fails to arrive one Friday, How decides to go back to London to search for her. A film about acceptance, friendship and problems that come from being an outsider.

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