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Another Country (1984)

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

Director:

Marek Kanievska

Writers:

Julian Mitchell (screenplay), Julian Mitchell (play)
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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Frederick Alexander ... Menzies
Adrian Ross Magenty ... Wharton
Geoffrey Bateman ... Yevgeni
Phillip Dupuy Phillip Dupuy ... Martineau
Guy Henry ... Head Boy
Jeffry Wickham ... Arthur (as Jeffrey Wickham)
John Line John Line ... Best Man
Gideon Boulting Gideon Boulting ... Trafford
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Storyline

Based on the award winning play by Julian Mitchell, the film explores the effect of Public School life in the 1930's on Guy Burgess 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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A convention outraged. A class abandoned. A country betrayed. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Eton College reportedly declined to allow filming at the school. See more »

Goofs

When the cadets are on parade in the school quadrangle, the statue of a man in seventeenth-century dress identifies their location as the courtyard of the Bodleian Library, on the campus of Oxford University. See more »

Quotes

Judd: Barclay confiscated another torch last night.
Guy Bennett: How many is that?
Judd: Twelve. Twelve torches taken away to stop me getting the education I'm supposed to be here for.
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Connections

Featured in A Bit of Scarlet (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

I Vow to Thee, My Country
Lyrics by Sir Cecil Spring-Rice
Music by Gustav Holst
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A Lovely Film
6 September 2001 | by brian_wescottSee all my reviews

I saw this movie again the other day and am impressed at how well it has held up. Though it's a little hard to follow the arcane hierarchies of 1930s British public school life, that is precisely the point-- these people are suffocating in the meaningless rituals of their class. Rupert Everett and Colin Firth give outstanding performances as the openly gay and communist members of their school, and the unfolding of the relationship between Everett and Cary Elwes is some of the most romantic footage I've ever seen. Though very few of us live in such a stratified social climate these days, we would do well to understand the webs of hierarchy and ritual that bind us all in one way or another.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1984 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Another Country See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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