A British army officer who resigns his commission on the eve of his unit's embarkation to a mission against Egyptian rebels seeks to redeem his cowardice by secretly aiding his former ... See full summary »
C. Aubrey Smith
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Set in 1884 Sudan, this fifth film to be adapted from the A.E.W. Mason novel follows a British officer who resigns his post right before his regiment ships out to battle the rebels. Perceiving his resignation as cowardice, his friends and fiancée give him four white feathers, the symbol of cowardice, but little do they know he's actually going undercover and plans to redeem his honor. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
The major fight scene is the Battle of Abu Klea, which took place on January 17, 1885. A British Desert Column of approximately 1,100 troops fought a Mahdist force of over 12,000 dervishes. The scene depicted in the film, however, is a fictional version of the actual battle. See more »
White, bright quartz lights when people are leaving the reception at the beginning of the film. See more »
By 1884 over a quarter of the earth's surface had been conquered by the British Army. There was no greater honor for a young man than to fight for Queen and Country. Those that refused the call to arms brought shame and humiliation on their friends and families...
The Symbol of their disgrace was the white feather of cowardice...
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The Acting and the plot of this film are flat out horrendous.I dont know how anyone can watch this movie and not start to question it immediately. The story isnt properly explained throughout the film. Over and over you are wondering, "how did that happen??". How does Heath Ledger manage to get himself on his soldier salary to Sudan to follow the troops? How do the locals not notice a guy among them that has European features?, How does Heath's best buddy, blinded and bleeding, make it back to England when he surrounded by the enemy in the desert?How does Heath even manage to keep the feathers on him after he is put into the prison? How does Abou get shot in the one scene (carrying Heath's buddy( and then emerge without a scratch. Dont directors think of these things before they release a film? The acting is embarassing as well. Kate Hudson is awful as the love interest here and Heath is pretty average. All in all a giant waste of time!!
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