The War Boy

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The War Boy ★★½ 1985 (R)

Difficulties encountered by a young Canadian boy as he grows up in Central Europe during WWII. Not to be compared with “Empire of the Sun” or “Hope and Glory,” both of which were released later; successful in its modest ambitions. Beautiful performance from 12-year-old star Hopely. 86m/ C VHS . CA Helen Shaver, Kenneth Welsh, Jason Hopely; D: Allan Eastman.