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God's Own Country (2017)

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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

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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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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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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

Note how in the early stages of the film, Josh O'Connor's character is invariably hunched up and wearing hoodies. It is only after he falls in love with his Romanian co-worker that his character steps more visibly into the light. 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

All Farewells Are Sudden
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 level of intimacy between the characters is unlike anything I have seen before
17 January 2018 | by aecceitySee all my reviews

Absolutely stunning film that is now right up there among my all-time favourites. It's sensual and romantic; and raw and ugly at the same time which is actually quite an accomplishment. The partnership between O'Connor and Secareanu is incredibly effective; the magnificent Ian Hart made me cry and Gemma Jones is amazing as well. Along with a breathttaking scenery and the haunting melodies of A Winged Victory for the Sullen, it's truly a film to remember and cherish.


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