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Queen and Country

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Synopsis

It is 1952. Bill Rowan is eighteen years old, dreaming his life away at the family's riverside home, waiting to be called up for two years' conscription in the British Army. His idyll is shattered by the harsh realities of boot camp. He meets Percy, an amoral prankster; they are rivals and antagonists, but they gradually forge a deep friendship in the claustrophobic environment of a closed, prison-like training camp. The pressure is briefly relieved by excursions into the outside world, where they both fall in love. Finally, Bill is confronted with the shattered lives of wounded boys returning from Korea.

Details

Year
2014
Type of film
Features
Running Time
115 mins
Director
John Boorman
Producer
John Boorman, Kieran Corrigan
Co-Producer
Anne-Laura Labadie, Jean Labadie, Vlad Paunescu
Executive Producer
Mary Alleguen, Cristian Bostanescu
Editor
Ron Davis
Screenwriter
John Boorman
Director of Photography
Seamus Deasy
Production Designer
Anthony Pratt
Music
Stephen McKeon
Principal Cast
David Thewlis, Tamsin Egerton, Vanessa Kirby, Caleb Landry Jones, Richard E. Grant, Sinéad Cusack, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, David Hayman
Production Partners
IFB, BFI, Le Pacte, Natixis Coficine

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Production Company

Merlin Films
33 Fitzwilliam Place
Dublin 2
Ireland
+353 (01) 676 6588
info@merlin-films.com
http://www.merlin-films.com/

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Company

Le Pacte (FR)
5 rue Darcet
Paris 75017
France
+ 33 (01) 44 69 59 59
contact@le-pacte.com
http://www.le-pacte.com/