Fortunes of War (1987)

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Guy Pringle and his new wife, Harriet, are members of the English community in Bucharest, Rumania on the eve of World War II. The film catalogs and chronicles, after the war begins, the ... See full summary »

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 Harriet Pringle (7 episodes, 1987)
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 Guy Pringle (7 episodes, 1987)
Charles Kay ...
 Dobson (7 episodes, 1987)
Mark Drewry ...
 Dubedat (5 episodes, 1987)
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 Prince Yakimov (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Lord Pinkrose (4 episodes, 1987)
Harry Burton ...
 Sasha Drucker (4 episodes, 1987)
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 Simon Boulderstone (3 episodes, 1987)
James Villiers ...
 Inchcape (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Castlebar (3 episodes, 1987)
Ciaran Madden ...
 Angela Hooper (3 episodes, 1987)
Desmond McNamara ...
 Galpin (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Lawson / ... (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Edwina Little (3 episodes, 1987)
Christopher Strauli ...
 Toby Lush (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Aidan Pratt (3 episodes, 1987)
Elena Secota ...
 Sophie Oresanu (3 episodes, 1987)
Magdalena Buznea ...
 Despina (3 episodes, 1987)
Caroline Langrishe ...
 Bella Niculesco (3 episodes, 1987)
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 Hadjimoscos / ... (3 episodes, 1987)
Mischa De La Motte ...
 Horvath (3 episodes, 1987)
Nicholas Amer ...
 Palu (3 episodes, 1987)
Sam Dastor ...
 Dr. Shafik (2 episodes, 1987)
Clifford Rose ...
 Professor Gracey (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Mona Castlebar (2 episodes, 1987)
Glyn Grain ...
 Foxy Leverett (2 episodes, 1987)
Claire Oberman ...
 Mortimer (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Corporal Arnold (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Liversage (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Phil (2 episodes, 1987)
Vladimir Mirodan ...
 Nikko Niculesco (2 episodes, 1987)
Jeremy Sinden ...
 Lord Lisdoonvarna (2 episodes, 1987)
Relja Basic ...
 Emmanuel Drucker (2 episodes, 1987)
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Guy Pringle and his new wife, Harriet, are members of the English community in Bucharest, Rumania on the eve of World War II. The film catalogs and chronicles, after the war begins, the characters [diplomats, literary types, spies, penniless royalty, gays, lesbians] that cross and re-cross their path as they flee before the advancing Germany armies to Athens and then to Cairo. Written by Noble Bell <nbell@cc.memphis.edu>

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Koleje wojny  »

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The series where Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh first met. They would marry two years later. See more »

Quotes

Toby Lush: Guy, you know what Harriet reminds me of? Those lines of Tennyson; "She walks in beauty like the night, Of cloudless climes and starry skies."
Guy Pringle: Byron.
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superb !
26 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

I've watched this 3 hrs+ movie a dozen of times already, and I am sill thirsty for more. This movie is packed with beautiful acting by nearly all casts. These English actors seem to know how to control their facial expressions, vocal tones, body movement with remarkable precision to convey all degrees of emotions and personalities. Directing, music, costume, editing, cinematography are all equally good as well, and together with the great actings, creates a beautiful harmony. This movie is made of one piece. Like "Lawrence of Arabia", whereever we slice it, the piece has a harmony, like the music by great composers.

If I have to live in a desert island and can bring one video with me, I guess I'll choose this one.


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