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Another Country (1984)

 -  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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Frederick Alexander ...
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Martineau
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Jeffry Wickham ...
Arthur (as Jeffrey Wickham)
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Storyline

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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Convention outraged...a class abandoned...a country betrayed! See more »


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June 1984 (UK)  »

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Another Country - La scelta  »

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Trivia

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

Quotes

Fowler: Are you trying to be clever or something?
Tommy Judd: I don't have to try, I am clever.
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Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

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I Vow to Thee, My Country
Lyrics by Sir Cecil Spring-Rice
Music by Gustav Holst
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Good acting in small drama
30 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

Every actor in the movie is perfectly suited to their character, and you can't day that about every movie you see.

Rupert is in love with a ray of sunshine in the human form of Cary Elwes, and Colin is screaming for the revolution to begin. The movie is about them, what living in England at the time would have been like, and what living in a boys school was like also.

The boys seem to accept Rupert because it is widely assumed that he will grow out of it. When he declares it as a way of life, his unhappiness begins. He is able to be friends with Colin Firth because they are both outcasts in their way ("The Commie and the queer" is how he describes them at one point").

The movie is very enjoyable and it is worth a look. You've spent ninety minutes doing stupider things than watching this.


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