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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

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Francis Lee
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 29 wins & 31 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 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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Drama | Romance

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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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Trivia

The film was the only UK-based production to feature in the world drama category at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival where it won the world cinema directing award. See more »

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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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A Powerfully intense and beautiful romance with shades of Brokeback Mountain
1 July 2017 | by sabrewillSee all my reviews

A Young farmer struggles to come to terms with his sexuality until a Romanian migrant worker that arrives to help for lambing season opens his mind. This is an intense, challenging yet beautiful drama that begs to be watched. Similar in its themes to Brokeback Mountain, it explores gay sexuality with hope in tough circumstance, with an isolating, turbulent backdrop of the Yorkshire countryside. The depiction of animal husbandry among the absence of human tenderness is interesting. There are narrative clichés and it's a tough watch but it's a deeply rewarding experience.


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