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Absent Without Leave Film (Trailer and Excerpts) – 1992 Drama Romance

Absent Without Leave

Film (Trailer and Excerpts) – 1992 Drama Romance

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....a young man and a woman cast headlong into the minefield of love and marriage, growing up at a time when there was no time for either, and in a society where the traditional roles of men and women were changing.
– Director John Laing describes what appealed to him about the story, in the Absent Without Leave press kit
To me it was just a simple thing of a young fella and his wife not quite making it on many levels, going up to see my mother, getting my wife somewhere she'd be safe, and demanding my right to a final leave, which I did honestly believe every soldier was entitled to. When I was told there wasn't to be any I thought 'Well, I'm going to have it anyway'.
– James Edwards on the events in his life that inspired the film, The Evening Post, 17 March 1993, page 26