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The Borrowers is a British film of genre Science fiction directed by Peter Hewitt released in USA on 13 february 1998 with John Goodman

The Borrowers (1997)

The Borrowers
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Released in USA 13 february 1998
Length 1h29
Directed by
Genres Science fiction,    Fantastic,    Comedy,    Fantasy,    Action,    Adventure
Rating58% 2.9009052.9009052.9009052.9009052.900905

The Borrowers is a 1997 Australian/British/Canadian/American live-action fantasy comedy film based on the children's novel of the same name by author Mary Norton. In 1997 it was nominated for the title of Best British Film in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards, but lost to Gary Oldman's Nil by Mouth. The film also picked up another two nominations and one win in awards. Some of the film's scenes were shot on location in the village of Theale, near Reading, Berkshire, where all of the buildings and shops in the High Street were painted dark green.

Synopsis

Young Pete Lender (Bradley Pierce) is setting up traps around his house, explaining to his parents that things in their house are being stolen, despite his parents believing otherwise. However, it turns out that a family of tiny people ("Borrowers"), are living in the house, borrowing stuff without being seen. Pod Clock (Jim Broadbent) and his children, Arrietty (Flora Newbigin) and Peagreen (Tom Felton), make their way through the kitchen to "borrow" the radio's battery. Arrietty, while treating herself with some ice cream in the freezer, is accidentally shut inside just as the Lenders return. Pod manages to rescue Arietty, but jams the ice cube tube in the process and is forced to leave one of his gadgets behind, which is found by Mr. Lender. Meanwhile, the will of Mrs. Lender's aunt Mrs. Allabaster is the only proof that the house rightfully belongs to the family, yet their lawyer Ocious P. Potter (John Goodman) cannot find it and has already made plans to demolish their house in order to build condominiums on the land, and the Lenders have until Saturday to move away.

Actors

John Goodman

(Ocious P. Potter)
Jim Broadbent

(Pod Clock)
Celia Imrie

(Homily Clock)
Flora Newbigin

(Arrietty Clock)
Mark Williams

(Exterminator Jeff)
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Les Chapardeurs (The Borrowers), par Mary Norton

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