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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.

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Ben Wheatley

Writer:

Amy Jump
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Cast

Cast overview:
Julian Barratt ... Trower
Peter Ferdinando ... Jacob
Richard Glover ... Friend
Ryan Pope Ryan Pope ... Cutler
Reece Shearsmith ... Whitehead
Michael Smiley ... O'Neil
Sara Dee ... The Field (voice)
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Storyline

Fleeing for their lives, a small party abandon their Civil War confederates and escape through an overgrown field. Thinking only of what lay 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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A field in England See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP316,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,498, 9 February 2014

Gross USA:

$32,846

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,195
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Film4, Rook Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Althrough some of them are carved backwards, the rune inscription on the stones reads: I,W,D,O,R,R,M,H. See more »

Quotes

Whitehead: [after coughing up stones carved with mysterious symbols] Well, I have no recollection of consuming anything of the remotest sort.
O'Neil: A man can hold a great deal inside that he does not comprehend. I am not familiar with these symbols, though.
Whitehead: Nor I. I feel... Suddenly empty.
O'Neil: Then maybe you should keep your mouth shut unless something else should rush in while you're not paying attention, because you are apparently nothing more than an envelope.
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Chernobyl
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Music By Benjamin John Power (as Blanck Mass)
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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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