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A reporter is mistakenly sent to report from the war front. There he meets other reporters who are waiting for a scoop. When one notable reporter goes missing, they all presume he found a scoop and go looking for him.

Director:

Gavin Millar

Writers:

Evelyn Waugh (based on the novel by), William Boyd (adapted by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Maloney ... The Country - William Boot
Michael Hordern ... The Country - Uncle Theodore
Robert Eddison ... The Country - Troutbeck
Leon Sinden Leon Sinden ... The Country - Uncle Roderick
Helen Lindsay ... The Country - Mrs Boot
Rosamund Greenwood Rosamund Greenwood ... The Country - Nanny Bloggs
Victoria Hasted Victoria Hasted ... The Country - Priscilla Boot
Gwen Nelson ... The Country - Granny Boot
Ian Michie Ian Michie ... The Country - The Youth
Nicholas Le Prevost ... London - John Boot
Jake Wood ... London - Paper Boy
Reggie Oliver Reggie Oliver ... London - Stitch Butler
Nicola Pagett ... London - Julia Stitch
Ceri Jackson Ceri Jackson ... London - Miss Holloway
Lucy Speed ... London - Josephine Stitch
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A reporter is mistakenly sent to report from the war front. There he meets other reporters who are waiting for a scoop. When one notable reporter goes missing, they all presume he found a scoop and go looking for him.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Godt stof See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Excellent adaption of Waugh's novel
18 September 2001 | by ThfSee all my reviews

This is an excellent screen-adaption of one of British author Evelyn Waugh's most entertaining books. A young man (played very well by Michael Maloney) who writes a weekly newspaper column about British rural life from his family estate, is mistaken for a war correspondent by confused subeditor (Denholm Elliot) and is sent to the suspected action site of Ishmaelia somewhere in Africa. On his journey he meets an elusive man of mystery (Herbert Lom), a stunning German blonde (Renee Soutendijk) an insane Swede and various other strange characters. And nobody seems to know exactly where the war is... Having read the book as well, I must say that this movie adaption resembles the book very well - I don't think Mr. Waugh could have hoped for more.


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