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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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Barclay
Robert Addie ...
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Devenish
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Fowler
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Harcourt
Frederick Alexander ...
Menzies
Adrian Ross Magenty ...
Wharton
Geoffrey Bateman ...
Yevgeni
Philip Dupuy ...
Martineau
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Head Boy
Jeffry Wickham ...
Arthur (as Jeffrey Wickham)
John Line ...
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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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Friendship brought them together. Ideals set them apart. See more »


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June 1984 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Another Country - La scelta  »

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Trivia

Loosely based on the life of Guy Burgess, a key figure in the Cambridge Spy Ring of the 1940's who eventually defected to Russia in 1951. The upper class establishment refused to believe he was a spy because he had been to public school. 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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Connections

Referenced in Wanderlust (2006) 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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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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