Rent God's Own Country (2017)

3.6 of 5 from 444 ratings
1h 40min
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Synopsis:
Johnny Saxby (Josh O'Connor) works long hours on his family's remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. But when a handsome Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu) arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before. As they begin working closely together during lambing season, an intense relationship starts to form which could change Johnny's life forever.
Actors:
, , , , , Stefan Dermendjiev, , , , , , Alexander Suvandjiev, ,
Directors:
Producers:
Manon Ardisson, Jack Tarling
Writers:
Francis Lee
Studio:
Lionsgate Films
Genres:
British Films, Drama, Lesbian & Gay, Romance
Countries:
UK
Awards:

2017 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Directing Award Dramatic

BBFC:
Release Date:
29/01/2018
Run Time:
100 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/01/2018
Run Time:
104 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (10) of God's Own Country

HANNAH HAUXWELL MEETS BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN! - God's Own Country review by WH

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Quite possibly the BEST British film with a gay theme. Its up there alongside Merchant & Ivory's ' Maurice' and Dirk Borardes 1961 groundbreaking 'Victim'. Owing much to Brokeback Mountain- it is a far more realistic representation of a gay man's life- growing up in a close-knit family farm on the North York Morors in the UK. The direction is excellent- as is the cinematography and acting. Really my only criticism would be over the 'deleted scenes'. Personally I don't think any of them need to have been deleted! Highly recommended.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Brokeback Mountain in Yorkshire - God's Own Country review by JR

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This is basically a Brokeback Mountain set in Yorkshire. But unlike Brokeback, which looked like and advertisement for Ralph Lauren clothes, this film shows the hardship and isolation of fell farmers. But it's preoccupation with mud, muck and all types of human body fluids was hard to stomach.

0 out of 6 members found this review helpful.

Lottery-funded Ee by Gum it's Brokeback Mountain in Yorkshire Dales wiv Sheep on't Farm an all, like - God's Own Country review by PV

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Well this is certainly an interesting film - the sort of slow state-funded lottery-funded sort of thing we have come to expect - and it ticks the pc diversity boxes re the gay storyline and also the Romanian immigrant who is also a gypsy thereby ticking those important ethnic boxes which state/lottery funding demands...

But is it any good?

Well, that depends what sort of film you're into. There have been loads of gay films now so this stuff is not shocking or even unusual - and the scenes are less explicit than in other movies. Brokeback Mountain is the immediate reference, of course, whether the writer/director of this likes it or not.

One criticism would be the lazy stereotype of all white Brits being racist.

And that Romanian farm gypsy speaks better English than English university professors too which is all somewhat unrealistic as he'd be doing a better job with that idiomatic and proficient English!

But it's certainly an unusual film and worth a watch.

0 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

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