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Sunset Song (2015)

R | | Drama | 4 December 2015 (UK)
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The daughter of a Scottish farmer comes of age in the early 1900s.

Director:

Terence Davies

Writers:

Lewis Grassic Gibbon (novel), Terence Davies (screenplay)
2 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Blackburn Ken Blackburn ... Galt
Mark Bonnar ... Reverend Gibbon
Stuart Bowman ... Alex Mutch
Emily-Jane Boyle Emily-Jane Boyle ... Christine
Ewan Comes Ewan Comes ... Newborn Guthrie Twin
Maelly Comes Maelly Comes ... Newborn Guthrie Twin
Ann Overstall Comfort Ann Overstall Comfort ... Mrs. Hemans (as Ann Comfort)
Callum Adams Callum Adams ... Alec Guthrie (as Callum Davies)
Agyness Deyn ... Chris Guthrie
Ron Donachie ... Uncle Tam
Tom Duncan ... McIvor
David Ganly ... Tinker
Niall Greig Fulton ... John Brigson
Caelan Fyfe Caelan Fyfe ... Toddler Ewan (as Gaetan Fyfe)
Jack Greenlees ... Will Guthrie
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Storyline

Spanning the 1910 decade, six years in the life of a girl named Chris, one of the numerous children of a tyrannical Scottish farmer. Years of high hopes and of disillusionment, of mirth and sorrow, of dreaming and toiling, of sweetness and violence, of love and hate, of peace and war. And in the end, the dignified loneliness of a new Chris, a woman who seems to have gone through several lives, now and forever as one with the land, the earth eternal... Written by Guy Bellinger

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An epic story of love, loss and the land that inspired it all.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, nudity and some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | Luxembourg

Language:

English | Scots

Release Date:

4 December 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Canção do Pôr do Sol See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,995, 15 May 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$159,257, 19 August 2016
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Spanish dubbing mix)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Mullan also played a farmer on the eve of the Great War in War Horse (2011). See more »

Goofs

At about 55:50 minutes in the main characters are standing talking in the high street as a flock of sheep moves past them. There are two of what appear to be large steel bollards on either side of the road. As the sheep progress through the scene the left hand bollard on screen wobbles as the sheep come into contact with it. See more »

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Soundtracks

THE FLOO'ERS O' THE FOREST
(Traditional)
Arranged by Ronnie Browne
Performed by Ronnie Browne
Published by Garron Music
Licensed courtesy of BGS Productions Ltd and released on Scotdisc
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Good movie. Shame about the subtitling!

I watched this movie recently on Amazon Prime. I enjoyed it very much on the whole. The setting of north-east Scotland farm life over 100 years ago (and through the first years of WW1) is close to my own family background, and so maybe the story-line has special resonance for me. At any rate it is a fine story which is well told by the actors and the director and not forgetting the choice of locations.

My only complaint is about the sub-titling. I often like to watch a movie with sub-titles switched on – to help me catch the dialogue more completely. And OK, I admit that my hearing is deteriorating a bit. The dialogue in the movie is pretty faithful to the book and to the Doric dialect of this part of Scotland, so maybe some people would be more inclined than normally to switch on the subtitling. Anyway, much of the subtitling on the version I saw must have been created by some kind of phonetic interpreter, because it translated many of the Doric words or locations into meaningless garbage.


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