Another Country 1984

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.
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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.

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  • The themes of homosexuality and elite public school life will isolate various audiences, but this is a very well produced and written production. It is an opened-out stage play with all the theatrical dialogue scenes that entails, but the director has done a good job at shooting it in a meaningful and non-formulaic way. I found the flashback top and tail rather clunky but the story itself was engaging.

  • An excellent expose of the elite public school system in Britain and the hidden bonds behind the "old school tie"

    Ken
  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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!

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