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A Field in England (2013)

 -  Drama | Horror | Thriller  -  5 July 2013 (UK)
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Amid the Civil War in 17th-century England, a group of deserters flee from battle through an overgrown field. Captured by an alchemist, the men are forced to help him search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field.

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Fleeing for their lives, a small party abandon their Civil War confederates and escape through an overgrown field. Thinking only of what lay behind, they are ambushed by two dangerous men and made to search the field. Psychedelia, madness and chaotic forces slowly overtake the group as they question what treasure lies within the malignant field. Written by jessgiostan

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$9,498 (USA) (7 February 2014)

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$30,716 (USA) (14 March 2014)
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Released simultaneously at cinemas, in stores, on TV and VoD on the 5th of July 2013. See more »

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Whitehead: The coward is here.
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Referenced in Nightmare of the Past (2013) See more »

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Metallic Fields
Written by Martin Pavey and Ben Wheatley
Performed and manipulated by 'Martin Pavey' (pv)
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wow. just wow.
27 August 2013 | by (berlin, germany) – See all my reviews

i saw this film on a really big screen at berlin's fantasy film festival last night - and it blew me away.

outstanding photography. excellent editing. brilliant sound design. great acting. beautiful landscapes. darkest witchcraft. and a wonderful sense of humour.

many here seem to think this film is just pretentious. others praise it for being extremely innovative. to me, it seemed neither. it certainly is unconventional in many ways, especially in terms of story-telling. but at the same time it seemed to have a distinctly 20th-century, more specifically 1960s/70s kind of vibe to it. a great reminder of what magic the cinema is capable of when it relies on its inherent, traditional strenghts and techniques rather than trying to enhance them with all kinds of digital trickery.

i must confess i had never heard of ben wheatley before. but this film to me seems to place him in the tradition of great film artits like kubrick or greenaway.

so if you get a chance to see this on a big screen, and are patient and open-minded enough to enjoy a poetic, trippy, funny black-and-white movie: don't miss it!


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