Another Country (1984)

Another Country
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Recommended for mature audiences

Director: Marek Kanievska
Actors: Cary Elwes, Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Guy Henry, Geoffrey Bateman, Michael Jenn, Robert Addie, John Line, Tristan Oliver, Frederick Alexander, Adrian Ross Magenty, Philip Dupuy, Jeffrey Wickham, Gideon Boulting, Rupert Wainwright

Based on the award winning play by Julian Mitchell, the film explores the effect of Public School life in the 1930's on Guy Bennett (Rupert Everett) as his homosexuality and unwillingness to "play the game" turns him eastwards towards communist Russia.

Status: QuickPick
Run time: 107mins
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Audio Formats: English Descriptive Audio Dolby Digital 2.0 English Dolby Digital 5.1 French Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English for the Hearing Impaired

Member Reviews (13)

An excellent expose of the elite public school system in Britain and the hidden bonds behind the "old school tie"
Posted Thursday, 14 March 2013 See my other reviews
Interesting struggle between whats expected to keep up appearances and the fight for acceptance and being oneself. Not one I'd watch again but interesting nonetheless
Posted Monday, 3 December 2012 See my other reviews
Only worth watching to see a young Colin and Rupert, though they were much more entertainig together in "The Importance of Being Ernest". This movie was pretty dismal.
Posted Thursday, 27 September 2012 See my other reviews
Jennifer Le C
Could not get into this movie despite good cast. It was just too old boy!! Thought it may have been as good as the movie Maurice just watched but set in different era. Worth a watch though!
Posted Thursday, 5 July 2012 See my other reviews
Phil Lesbirel
a little confusing at times but still very enjoyable
Posted Tuesday, 24 January 2012 See my other reviews
This film is dated but still effective in addressing some of the issues facing same sex attracted people. Set in the austere and repressive English private school system between WWI and WWII, preserving the upper- class is paramount (regardless of how a destructive force it can be) and is undoubtedly the central issue on which the film revolves. Disillusionment, coupled with immaturity, leads the main character to question his values, his heritage and eventually we observe his defection to a foreign power. Homosexuality is also a dominant theme, an activity in which many of the students indulge but will not admit too when it becomes public knowledge.
Posted Sunday, 8 January 2012 See my other reviews
This movie was all political which left me wondering what it was all about
Posted Wednesday, 31 August 2011 See my other reviews
Posted Tuesday, 16 August 2011 See my other reviews
Lance H.
This is an excellent English movie exploring a variety of themes including the politics
Posted Thursday, 28 January 2010 See my other reviews
Barbara S.
Posted Friday, 16 February 2007 See my other reviews
Scott T.
Posted Tuesday, 26 September 2006 See my other reviews
This movie comes with good period production values and hasnt obviously dated from '84 (aside from the sanitised homosexual context you'd expect). The foppish cast are annoying (even the abusive boys are half-hearted about it) but overall its harmless tale worth a watch.
Posted Thursday, 18 May 2006 See my other reviews
This 20 year old film starring a very young and youthful looking Rupert Everett and Colin Firth, depicts life in an all boys English Public School during the 1930's. Whilst appreciating that "times have changed" it was interesting to watch the "prefects" power struggles and student relationships, particularly dealing with the sexual "preferences" of Guy Bennett (Rupert Everett) being acknowledged as long as it doesn't upset the protocol and history of the establishment.
Posted Wednesday, 5 April 2006 See my other reviews
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