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Another Country (1984)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, Romance  |  June 1984 (UK)
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Based on the life of the young Guy Burgess, who would become better known as one of the Cambridge Spies.

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Tommy Judd
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Barclay
Robert Addie ...
Delahay
Rupert Wainwright ...
Devenish
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James Harcourt
Frederick Alexander ...
Menzies
Adrian Ross Magenty ...
Wharton
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Martineau
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Head Boy
Jeffry Wickham ...
Arthur (as Jeffrey Wickham)
John Line ...
Best Man
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Based on the award winning play by Julian Mitchell, the film explores the effect of Public School life in the 1930's on Guy Bennett as his homosexuality and unwillingness to "play the game" turns him eastwards towards communist Russia. Written by Craig Wood <cew@jiffi.demon.co.uk>

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He outraged his friends . . . He rebelled against his family . . . And finally he betrayed his country [Australia theatrical] See more »


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Another Country - La scelta  »

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A very youthful Earl Spencer appears as an extra in several scenes. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Judd: You know... What I really hate about cricket, is that it is such a damned good game.
Guy Bennett: Ah! Judd's Paradox. Of course, cricket is a fundamental part of the capitalist conspiracy.
Tommy Judd: Of course.
Guy Bennett: One only has to observe the two of them seen. There's the Proletariat forced to labour in the field, while the Bourgeoisie indulges in the pleasures of batting and bowling.
Tommy Judd: Quite.
Guy Bennett: I mean, there's every reason to suppose
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Guy Bennett: ... that the game ultimately derives from the wholly unjustified right of the ...
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I Vow to Thee, My Country
Lyrics by Sir Cecil Spring-Rice
Music by Gustav Holst
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A Classic

A quintessentially English film, with a style close to Brideshead Revisited.

Stunning privilege intertwined with acute suffering.

Haunting, trepid, futile, beautiful.

My favourite quote: Interviewer: Is there anything you miss about England? Guy: I miss the cricket.


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