It’s been 27 years since a film with the long and beautiful title “The Englishman Who Climbed a Hill and Came Down a Mountain” has been released. The just-launched “Englishman Who Got on a Bus and Drove to the End of the World” would like to refer to the work of Hugh Grant and others, at least through a German distribution title. An old and frail man boards a bus here for the last time. With noble intentions: The journey must go from the northern tip of Scotland to the south of England.
27 years ago the movie came out with the beautiful title “The Englishman climbed a hill and came down a mountain”. The just-launched “The Englishman who got on the world and drove to the world” now seems to refer to it – even though the original title was “The Last Bus”. It is about a moving and at the same time quirky road movie with public transport. In cinemas from Friday.
The Englishman Who Rides a Bus to the End of the World – Movie Synopsis
An old and frail man boards the bus here, probably for the last time. With a noble intention, the bus driver responded with surprise, “That’s 1,300 km!” Answers. The old man stubbornly: “Go!”. Travel from the north end of Scotland to the south of England.
The old man is Tom (played by Timothy Spall), a pensioner who wants to move to Land’s End in southern England, where he meets his recently deceased wife, Mary. Tom wants to scatter Mary’s ashes there, which he has in a suitcase. The 90-year-old plans to make his long journey only on local buses as he can use them for free as a pensioner.
Englishman who rode a bus to the end of the world – The Review
During this journey, he meets different people who become part of his moving life story. British director and screenwriter Gillies McKinnon, known for films such as “Marrakech” or “A House in Ireland”, took the director’s chair for “The Englishman who got on a bus and drove to the end of the world”. British leading actor Timothy Spall (“Spencer”) is only 65 years old, and his character in this film does not turn 90.
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