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