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Director:
Writers:
Julian Mitchell (screenplay)
Julian Mitchell (play)
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Release Date:
June 1984 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He outraged his friends . . . He rebelled against his family . . . And finally he betrayed his country [Australia theatrical] See more »
Plot:
Based on the life of the young Guy Burgess, who would become better known as one of the Cambridge Spies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The Etiology of Rebellion See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rupert Everett ... Guy Bennett

Colin Firth ... Tommy Judd

Michael Jenn ... Barclay
Robert Addie ... Delahay
Rupert Wainwright ... Devenish

Tristan Oliver ... Fowler

Cary Elwes ... Harcourt
Frederick Alexander ... Menzies
Adrian Ross Magenty ... Wharton
Geoffrey Bateman ... Yevgeni
Philip Dupuy ... Martineau

Guy Henry ... Head Boy
Jeffry Wickham ... Arthur (as Jeffrey Wickham)
John Line ... Best Man

Gideon Boulting ... Trafford
Llewellyn Rees ... Senior Chaplain
Arthur Howard ... Waiter
Ivor Roberts ... Chief Judge
Crispin Redman ... Prefect

Nicholas Rowe ... Spungin
Kathleen St. John ... Ivy
Martin Wenner ... Batsman 1
Christopher Milburn ... Batsman 2
Tristram Jellinek ... Nicholson
Tristram Wymark ... Henderson
Ralph Perry-Robinson ... Robbins

Anna Massey ... Imogen Bennett
Betsy Brantley ... Julie Schofield
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James D.R. Hickox ... Student (uncredited)
Earl Charles Spencer ... Schoolboy extra (uncredited)
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Directed by
Marek Kanievska 
 
Writing credits
Julian Mitchell (screenplay)

Julian Mitchell (play)

Produced by
Robert Fox .... executive producer
Alan Marshall .... producer
Julian Seymour .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Storey 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Biziou 
 
Film Editing by
Gerry Hambling 
 
Casting by
Celestia Fox 
 
Production Design by
Brian Morris 
 
Art Direction by
Clinton Cavers 
 
Costume Design by
Penny Rose 
 
Makeup Department
Ross Carver .... hair stylist
Pat Hay .... makeup artist
Sarah Monzani .... makeup supervisor
Aaron Sherman .... special makeup effects
 
Production Management
Simon Bosanquet .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andy Armstrong .... first assistant director
Lee Cleary .... third assistant director
Christopher Cowles .... third assistant director
Christopher Figg .... second assistant director
Michael Zimbrich .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Frank Adam .... painter
Les Benson .... propman
Frank Berlin .... painter
Dennis Bovington .... carpenter
Christopher Bradley .... scenic artist
Jack Carter .... construction manager
John Cook .... stagehand
Peter Dunlop .... production buyer
Trevor Dyer .... carpenter
Steve Franklin .... props van
Wally Fraser .... carpenter
John Hedges .... carpenter
Michael Hedges .... carpenter
Robert Hill .... propman (as Rob Hill)
Thomas Hughes .... painter
Gordon Izod .... plasterer
Ken Langridge .... stagehand
Maxie McDonald .... property master
Brian Morris .... set designer
Eric Nash .... plasterer
Colin Pearce .... draper
Ian Ritchie .... art department trainee
Butch Roper .... painter
Steve Short .... propman
Peter Spencer .... propman
Paul Templeman .... scenic artist
Tony Wright .... storyboard artist (as Anthony Wright)
 
Sound Department
John Chandler .... boom operator
Richard Daniel .... sound maintenance
Leonard Green .... assistant dubbing editor
Eddy Joseph .... dubbing mixer
Ray Merrin .... assistant sound mixer
Bill Rowe .... dubbing mixer
Ken Weston .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Craig Chandler .... optical effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Brown .... clapper loader
Clive Coote .... additional still photographer
Alfie Emmins .... electrician
Bob Freeman .... camera car
Roy Furness .... electrician
David Garfath .... camera operator
David James .... still photographer
Dickie Lee .... camera grip
Ray Potter .... chief electrician
Ray Potter .... gaffer
Terry Potter .... best boy
Terry Potter .... hand electrician
Jimmy Terry .... electrician
Bill Thornhill .... generator operator (as Billy Thornhill)
Terry Townsend .... electrician
David Williams .... rigger (as Dave Williams)
 
Casting Department
Lucy Boulting .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maureen Booth .... wardrobe assistant
Ken Crouch .... wardrobe master (as Kenny Crouch)
Mary Ellis .... wardrobe assistant
Pip Newberry .... wardrobe mistress
Nick Perry .... wardrobe bus
 
Editorial Department
Clive Barrett .... first assistant editor
Jeremy Strachan .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bud Beadle .... musician
Simon Chamberlain .... musician
Mike Connaris .... music engineer
Helen Liebman .... musician (as Helen Liebmann)
Ray Singer .... musician
David Squibb .... choirmaster
Trinity Boys Choir .... sung by: "Hymns"
Peter Waygood .... choir coordinator
Gavyn Wright .... musician (as Gavin Wright)
 
Transportation Department
Dan Cressy .... unit driver
Tommy Lee .... unit driver
 
Other crew
Ronald Anscombe .... follow focus (as Ronnie Anscombe)
Harry Ayres .... construction van
Dave Bruyea .... construction van
Allen Burry .... unit publicist
Lee Cleary .... floor runner
Jonathan Cooke .... assistant to producer
Sally Feller .... secretary to producer
Peter Harris .... military advisor
Adrian Harrison .... production runner
William Hiley .... production runner
Debbie O'Brien .... contact: London
Maggie Phelan .... assistant production accountant
Ron Phipps .... production accountant
Patricia Poole .... assistant production accountant (as Pat Poole)
Mary Richards .... production assistant
Gilly Ruben .... contact: London
Alison Thorne .... script supervisor
Colm Villa .... attachment: N.F.S.
Lorna Young .... chaperone
Christopher Knowles .... location manager (uncredited)
 

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90 min
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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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Vow to Thee, My CountrySee more »

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48 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
The Etiology of Rebellion, 20 June 2005
Author: gradyharp from United States

In 1983 Julian Mitchell wrote a play based on fact about a young man (Guy Bennett) who, seeing the constraints of British society circa 1930, embraces his sexuality in a time when even the words were criminal, sees through the sad folly of the British class and empire system, and eventually abandons England to become a spy for Russia. The played starred a young 21-year-old Rupert Everett and a 20-year-old Kenneth Branagh as Guy's heterosexual roommate Tommy Judd, an obsessed Marxist as ready to leap out of the norm of British society as Guy - but for different reasons. Director Marek Kanievska adapted Mitchell's challenging play for the screen, and in 1984 ANOTHER COUNTRY became a sterling recreation of the play and a controversial film introducing the extraordinarily talented and continuingly popular Rupert Everett (who remains one of the few 'out' actors enjoying success in Hollywood). Colin Firth assumed the role of Tommy and Cary Elwes became the gay love interest for Everett's Guy Bennett. The film is one of the finest examinations of the rigid, archaically proper British schools for young men (Eton) where class is paramount in importance, rank reigns, and medieval views of sexuality and out of line thought are treated with public corporal punishment and (worst of all!) the inability to rise in the ranks of the 'important' lads. Throughout the film there is a powerful parallel between Guy's striving to become the head of the class being thwarted by his pursuing is passion for his love of men, and the 'religious zeal' approach of Tommy's absorption in Marxism, seeing Communism as the only way to correct the 'vile sickness' of current British politics and social strata. The undercurrents of bigotry are brought into focus when a fine young lad (Martineau) is caught in a sexual act with one of his classmates and is shamed into hanging himself. And when Guy's sexual tryst with James Harcourt is 'discovered', Guy is beaten in front of his compatriots, prompting him to see (with Tommy in agreement) the dead-end of British society and leave the remnants of a once glorious empire behind.

As a delightful Special Feature on this very well made DVD there is a scene from the stage production in the year prior to the film, and the dialogue between Rupert Everett and Kenneth Branagh is incisive and brilliant. This film is a masterpiece, not only in the screenplay, but also in the sensitive direction, the exquisite cinematography, and the amazingly superb acting of not only Everett and Firth, but of the entire large cast. An absolutely brilliant film.

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