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In the original West End play of "Another County" that ran in London in 1982, Kenneth Branagh, at age 22, originated and played the part of Judd. In the movie the part was given to Colin Firth. Firth had also been in the original play but had played the character Bennett. Rupert Everett repeated the same role he had played on stage. Ironically, it had been Branagh who won the Society of West End Theatre award that year for 'Most Promising Newcomer' for his part in the play. In 1987 both Firth and Branagh would co-star in the movie 'A Month in the Country'. See more »
You know... What I really hate about cricket, is that it is such a damned good game.
Ah! Judd's Paradox. Of course, cricket is a fundamental part of the capitalist conspiracy.
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.
I mean, there's every reason to suppose
... that the game ultimately derives from the wholly unjustified right of the ...
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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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