My Boy Jack DVD

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It's 1914. Rudyard Kipling (David Haig) the British Empire's greatest supporter is at the peak of his literary fame. Kipling's son Jack (Daniel Radcliffe) is determined to play his part in the imminent war with Germany but finds himself rejected due to his extremely poor eyesight. When his father uses his influence to land Jack a commission in the Irish Guards Kipling's wife Caroline (Kim Cattrall) is bitterly upset failing to see the glory in losing her only son to the war. As Jack leaves for war Kipling consoles himself with the thought that if his son should die... it will have been his finest hour. But how would the great writer justify the consequences of his actions to himself and his wife? And how would he live with the conflict between his two greatest passions: a love for his family and a devotion to King and Country? [show more]

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Released
17 April 2019
Directors
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Format
DVD 
Publisher
2 Entertain Video 
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Runtime
120 minutes 
Features
PAL 
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5014138602116 
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It&39;s 1914 Rudyard Kipling (David Haig - Four Weddings And A Funeral) the British Empire&39;s greatest supporter is at the peak of his literary fame Kipling&39;s son Jack (Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter) is determined to play his part in the imminent war with Germany but finds himself rejected due to his extremely poor eyesight When his father uses his influence to land Jack a commission in the Irish Guards Kipling wife Caroline (Kim Cattrall - Sex And The City) is bitterly upset failing to see the glory in losing her only son to the war

TV drama based on the true story of how the writer Rudyard Kipling used his influence to gain a commission in the Irish Guards for his 17-year-old son, Jack. Despite having poor eyesight, Jack (Daniel Radcliffe) is soon stationed on the front line in WWI, eventually reported missing in action during the Battle of Loos. Kipling (David Haig) and his wife Elsie (Carey Mulligan) spend years searching for their son, discovering heartache and pain, unable to reconcile their grief.