Rent King and Country (1964)

3.8 of 5 from 64 ratings
1h 26min
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Synopsis:
In typical fashion, Joseph Losely exploits the unthinking arrogance of the officer class within the context of the horrors of the Western Front and the bewilderment of one of its victims. The way Losey and his prime actors, Bogarde and Courteney, break down that divide during the course of the trial for Court Martial, creates a masterpiece of filming and performance.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
J.L. Hodson, Evan Jones
Others:
Denys Coop, Richard MacDonald
Studio:
British Home Entertainment
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Drama
Countries:
UK
Awards:

1964 Venice Film Festival Best Actor

BBFC:
Release Date:
01/03/2004
Run Time:
86 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
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Reviews (1) of King and Country

One of the greatest anti-war movies - King and Country review by JD

Spoiler Alert
24/02/2019

I first saw this movie when I was a student and it made a huge impression on me.

Just recently I saw it again on dvd and it has lost none of its impact.

The acting is faultless, with Dirk Bogarde and Tom Courtenay on top form. It originated as a play so the dialogue has been polished down to creat a breathless tension.

Very atmospheric and the close ups add to the taught situation as a Soldier in World War One fights for his life after being

Court-martialled for “ walking away” from the battlefield.

It is one of those movies where we spent hours afterwards discussing the plot and the morals of the story. Sadly I don’t think young people do that anymore after seeing the latest Marvel blockbuster.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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