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God's Own Country (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 24 August 2017 (New Zealand)
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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.

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Francis Lee

Writer:

Francis Lee
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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 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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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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Romanian

Release Date:

24 August 2017 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Seule la terre See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,768, 29 October 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$335,609, 8 March 2018
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

To prepare for their roles as farmers, the director made the two actors live and work in a farm for several weeks prior shooting the movie. See more »

Quotes

Deirdre Saxby: [after Johnny vomits] If you think I'm cleaning your sick up again you've got another thing coming.
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Connections

Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

I Always Get a Souvenir
Performed by Buck Owens
Composed by Tommy Collins
Published by Chester Music Limited trading as Campbell Connelly & Co
Courtesy of Buck Owens Private Foundation
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Raw, dark, and bleak and yet profoundly beautiful, fluid and sensual.
12 October 2017 | by Bgeisler63See all my reviews

Director Francis Lee is at the top of his game. Superb visual storytelling with minimal dialogue. Emotional responses are earned by the story/performances as opposed to musical cues. The film is raw, dark,and bleak and yet profoundly beautiful, fluid and sensual. There is this unifying earthiness throughout that connects the characters to the land and their animals that I have never seen in a film. The authenticity of the depiction of life on a farm is incredible. The actors are all amazing and the story avoids all clichés. The emotional arch of the main character is astounding and yet totally believable. This is one of those films I saw days ago and can not get out of my head. Do not miss it.


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