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Queen and Country (2015)

Queen and Country

Overview


Genre

Drama, War

Release Date

February 18, 2015 (Limited)

Duration

105 min.

Studio

BBC Worldwide Americas

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

John Boorman

Producer

John Boorman, Kieran Corrigan

Screenwriter

John Boorman

Starring

Story


"Queen and Country" is the hilarious follow-up to John Boorman's "Hope and Glory" (1987 nominated for 5 Academy Awards), when 9-year-old Bill Rohan rejoices in the destruction of his school by an errant Luftwaffe bomb. "Queen and Country" picks up the story nearly a decade later as Bill (Boorman's alter-ego), played by a charming Callum Turner, begins basic training in the early 1950s, during the Korean War. Bill is joined by a trouble-making army mate, Percy (Caleb Landry Jones). They never get near Korea, but engage in a constant battle of wits with the Catch-22-worthy, Sgt. Major Bradley -- the brilliant David Thewlis. Richard E. Grant is their superior, the veddy, veddy, infinitely put-upon, aptly-named Major Cross. A superb ensemble cast limns a wonderfully funny and often moving depiction of a still-recovering postwar England.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“.."Queen & Country" is hardly reinventing the wheel, but it's charming, evocative and (mostly) well-performed..”
by Oliver Lyttelton [The Playlist]
“..Queen and Country is an entertaining and sympathetic guide to a lost world: a rite of passage that Britain was to find it could do without..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]
“..this is like the companionable second volume of an autobiography in film form - you'll whip through it in no time, and come out wanting more..”
by Tim Robey [Daily Telegraph]