Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

Director:

Francis Lee

Writer:

Francis Lee
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 31 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Josh O'Connor ... Johnny Saxby
Gemma Jones ... Deirdre Saxby
Harry Lister Smith ... Trainee Auctioneer
Ian Hart ... Martin Saxby
Alec Secareanu ... Gheorghe Ionescu
Melanie Kilburn Melanie Kilburn ... Gloria
Liam Thomas ... Glen
Patsy Ferran ... Robyn
Moey Hassan Moey Hassan ... Taxi Driver
Naveed Choudhry ... Male Nurse
Sarah White Sarah White ... Joy
John McCrea ... University Boy
Alexander Suvandjiev Alexander Suvandjiev ... Young Farm Worker
Stefan Dermendjiev Stefan Dermendjiev ... Bearded Farm Worker
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Storyline

Spring. Yorkshire. Isolated young sheep farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker Gheorghe, employed for the lambing season, ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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It took Francis Lee about six months to figure out the ins and outs of the plot before he committed to writing anything. When he did, he was able to complete the screenplay in just five days. See more »

Quotes

Gheorghe Ionescu: My country is dead. You can't throw a rock in most towns without hitting an old lady crying for her children who have gone.
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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2018) See more »

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Requiem for the Static King Part One
Performed by A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Composed by Dustin O'Halloran and Adam Wiltzie
Published by Chester Music Limited trading as Campbell Connelly & Co
Licensed by kind permission from Erased Tapes
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The best film I saw at Sundance
6 February 2017 | by dirrobsavageSee all my reviews

One of the most powerful films I've seen in years, with fearless and authentic lead performances from Josh O'Connor and Alec Secareanu and beautiful, understated writing and direction from Francis Lee. Lee says more in a wordless scene than many filmmakers do in a whole feature.

Joshua James Richards shoots Yorkshire with a cinematic quality rarely seen in British film and operates his hand-held camera with an empathy and intuitiveness that allows him to capture many astonishingly intimate and truthful moments of performance.

It's these telling and tender moments which make up the film - small gestures that carry huge emotional weight. It is testament to Lee's writing and direction, and the performances of his entire cast, that these small moments (a glance, fingertips touching...) carry such a large emotional weight.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Romanian | Bulgarian

Release Date:

24 August 2017 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

God's Own Country See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,768, 29 October 2017

Gross USA:

$335,609

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,559,939
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1.85 : 1
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