Rent God's Own Country (2017)

3.6 of 5 from 452 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
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/01/2018
Run Time:
104 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
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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11/02/2018

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 meets Ilkley Moor bah tat - God's Own Country review by Pete W

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28/02/2018

A rather familiar storyline very much based on Brokeback Mountain and some of the scenes and motifs are a direct lift - strip down washes in a bucket, skinny dipping, left behind clothing - but I don't think this detracts from the story. Unlikely to do much to encourage people to take up farming in Yorkshire amongst the racists in the pub, it is a touching story of how an emotionally repressed young farmer gradually realises that he needs help and support from an immigrant worker with whom he has developed a relationship more meaningful than the quick shags in the back of his trailer or in pub toilets. Good performances from the two leads but strong support too from Gemma Jones as a grandmother who knows more than she lets on and Ian Hart as father incapacitated by a stroke.

3 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Exceptional.. - God's Own Country review by CB

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19/04/2018

This film is not ‘shite’. In any way.

A story of a tough rural upbringing and the strains of relationships therein.

The way the director develops the relationship between Johnny and his love, and his dad, is masterful.

And...there is the ending, which to avoid spoilers, is untypical of gay themed movies.

Terrific film.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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