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A Field in England (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, Horror | 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.


Ben Wheatley


Amy Jump
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Credited cast:
Julian Barratt ... Trower
Peter Ferdinando ... Jacob
Richard Glover Richard Glover ... Friend
Ryan Pope ... Cutler
Reece Shearsmith ... Whitehead
Michael Smiley ... O'Neil
Sara Dee ... The Field (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laura Obiols ... Anastasia


Fleeing for their lives, a small party abandon their Civil War confederates and escape through an overgrown field. Thinking only of what lays 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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Several shots were achieved with a Holga lens, costing just 20 pounds. See more »


Jacob: Friend. My business with your man is concluded. If 'tis all the same, I might bob off now. I confess I feel peaky. Could you do a few hours' kip?
O'Neil: Do not address me as friend and do not speak to me directly again. Otherwise I'll turn you into a frog.
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References Onibaba (1964) See more »


Written by Blanck Mass
Music By Blanck Mass (as Blanck Mass)
Courtesy of Rock Action Records
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Tedious, pseudo-profound twaddle
9 July 2013 | by sc_taylorSee all my reviews

Mr Wheatley's work seems to embody the concept of the Emperor's New Clothes. Each new offering seems to cause a ripple of delight amongst critics, yet the experience of actually watching his films is reliably disappointing. Admittedly, "Sightseers" had a certain darkly comic appeal, but "Kill List" was dreadful and this latest offering manages to be less interesting still. Historically implausible accents and dialogue aside, we are expected to swallow a series of random plot elements (presumably on the excuse that things need not make sense on mushrooms). Sorry, but that isn't good enough. Narrative may not be fashionable, but it does at least serve the purpose of keeping the audience interested. It is, however, very difficult to maintain any interest beyond about 40 minutes at which point it becomes clear the film is based on the law of diminishing returns. Back and white cinematography? Why is that, I wonder? Could it be to make things more realistic because they hadn't invented colour film in the 17th century? Please!

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Release Date:

5 July 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


GBP316,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,498, 9 February 2014

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Film4, Rook Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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