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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 ... James Harcourt
Frederick Alexander Frederick Alexander ... Menzies
Adrian Ross Magenty Adrian Ross Magenty ... Wharton
Geoffrey Bateman 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 Bennett 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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He outraged his friends. He rebelled against his family. Finally, he betrayed his country. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1984 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Druga zemlja See more »

Company Credits

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Marek Kanievska. See more »

Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Quotes

Judd: All problems solved for life. No commies and no queers.
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Connections

Featured in The Celluloid Closet (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

I Vow to Thee, My Country
Lyrics by Sir Cecil Spring-Rice
Music by Gustav Holst
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Hypocrisy vs. Passion
11 December 2000 | by mermattSee all my reviews

This movie, based on a play, presents the tension between class distinctions in a rigidly victorian society and the passion of basic human attraction. The setting is an all-boys military-style British school. The fact that one of the boys is willing to let his homosexuality be exposed even though others at the school are also homosexual dramatizes the hypocrisy of a world that is more concerned with appearances than with the reality of the human heart.

Some viewers may be put off by the stuffy atmosphere that pervades the story, but that very atmosphere is the real villain of the plot.


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