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The Burying Party (2018)

Wilfred Owen returns to the Somme against the advice of his mentor Siegfried Sassoon, determined to follow his subject 'The Pity of War' to the very end.


Richard Weston
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Staite Matthew Staite ... Wilfred Owen
Sid Phoenix ... Siegfried Sassoon
Joyce Branagh Joyce Branagh ... Susan Owen
Benjamin Longthorne Benjamin Longthorne ... Corporal Thompson
Harry Owens Harry Owens ... Charles K Scott Moncrieff
Will Burren Will Burren ... Robert Graves
Sally Paffett Sally Paffett ... Nancy Nicholson
Howard Corlett ... Lieutenant Welham
Christian Faber ... 2nd Lieutenant Walker
Christopher Wollaton Christopher Wollaton ... 2nd Lieutenant Gower
Andrew Caley ... Robbie Ross
Tom Coliandris Tom Coliandris ... Private Barlow
William Holstead William Holstead ... Private O'Hara
Ian Horsman Ian Horsman ... Sarge
Will Mytum Will Mytum ... German Captain
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Wilfred Owen returns to the Somme against the advice of his mentor Siegfried Sassoon, determined to follow his subject 'The Pity of War' to the very end.

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Robert Graves: Tell me, what is it you're interested in?
Wilfred Owen: The pity.
Robert Graves: Hmm?
Wilfred Owen: I am interested in the pity of war.
Siegfried Sassoon: To the pity.
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Although not a big Wilfred Owen fan (much more Team Sassoon, me) I nevertheless made a small contribution to the crowd-funding of this project - and I'm just so pleased and proud I did because The Burying Party is exquisite. Intelligently acted, visually sumptuous, editorially focused; the cinematic equivalent of a well-crafted short story. A moving tribute to Owen's legacy and a sympathetic and vivid portrayal of the time (with a little treat for Sassoon groupies after the credits).

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18 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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