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Another Country (1984)

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

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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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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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June 1984 (UK)  »

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Druga zemlja  »

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Trivia

Film debut of Marek Kanievska. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Julie Schofield: Isn't there anything you miss at all?
Guy Bennett: I miss the cricket.
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Connections

Referenced in Wanderlust (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

I Vow to Thee, My Country
Lyrics by Sir Cecil Spring-Rice
Music by Gustav Holst
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Truly brilliant, although quintessentially English
3 August 2003 | by (Heart of England) – See all my reviews

I was living in France when this film was first released. I had seen the stage play and thoroughly enjoyed it. The film was so good I actually saw it twice over it's opening weekend.

The bulk of the action is set in an English boarding school in the 1930s. This is marvelously portrayed - school bullies, inter house rivalries, the cadet force, cricket - and there is some marvelous interaction between Rupert Everett and Colin Firth. The latter's impassioned defence of Stalin is understated comedy at its finest.

This is a film of great subtlety and beauty, well acted, and underpinned by a haunting soundtrack.


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