An archaeologist embarks on the historically important excavation of Sutton Hoo in 1938.

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Simon Stone

Writers:

Moira Buffini (screenplay), John Preston (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Fiennes ... Basil Brown
Stephen Worrall Stephen Worrall ... Ferryman
Danny Webb ... John Grateley
Carey Mulligan ... Edith Pretty
Archie Barnes Archie Barnes ... Robert Pretty
Robert Wilfort Robert Wilfort ... Billy Lyons
James Dryden ... George Spooner
Joe Hurst ... John Jacobs
Paul Ready ... James Reid Moir
Peter McDonald ... Guy Maynard
Christopher Godwin Christopher Godwin ... Dr. Parry
Ellie Piercy ... Mrs. Lyons
Bronwyn James ... Ellen McKenzie
Desmond Kaliszewski Desmond Kaliszewski ... Barge Skipper
Monica Dolan ... May Brown
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An archaeologist embarks on the historically important excavation of Sutton Hoo in 1938.

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Nothing stays lost forever.


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Rated PG-13 for brief sensuality and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Both Carrie Mulligan (Mrs. Pretty) and Lily James (Peggy) starred in adaptations of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; Mulligan as Kitty Bennett in Pride and Prejudice (2005) and James as Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. See more »

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After Mrs Pretty has visited Frank Pretty's grave, she passes an E/R postbox with a modern 'last collection time' sticker. See more »

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Basil Brown: Mark my words May. I won't receive any credit. I won't even be a footnote.
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La Rejouissance (Allegro)
Written by George Frideric Handel
Public Domain
Arranged by Julian Kershaw
Performed by Alder Valley Brass
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Phenomenal performances from Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes
29 January 2021 | by yusufpiskinSee all my reviews

There are so many really good things about this movie, such a great piece of story telling. The cast is excellent and all put in great performances, especially Lily James and Ralph Fiennes. It's not just about an archaeological dig though, it's about past lives, present lives and how things are remembered in the future. There are also several strands to the relationships between all invloved too, including working relationships, family relationships, class and secret relationships. I don't know how much of the story is fiction or fact but it is well told either way. All this set with a backdrop of the coming second world war. I am lucky enough to have seen the Sutton Hoo treasures at the British Museum and have always been keenly interested in archeology so this film based on the true story of this discovery was right up my street.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dig See more »

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$693
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2.00 : 1
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