Another country [videorecording] / Virgin Films ; Goldcrest in association with the National Film Finance Corporation present ; screenplay by Julian Mitchell based in his original play ; produced by Alan Marshall ; directed by Marek Kanievska.

Contributor(s): Kanievska, Marek | Mitchell, Julian, 1935- | Marshall, Alan, 1938- | Everett, Rupert | Firth, Colin, 1960- | Elwes, Cary, 1962- | Goldcrest Films International | National Film Finance Corporation (Great Britain) | Virgin Films | BBC Video (Firm) | Warner Home Video (Firm)Material type: FilmFilmPublisher number: E2021 | BBC VideoLanguage: English, French Original language: English Subtitle language: French Publication details: [London] : Burbank, CA : Goldcrest Films International ; Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, 2004. Edition: Twentieth anniversary special edDescription: 1 videodisc (ca. 107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 inISBN: 0790794055; 9780790794051Uniform titles: Another country (Motion picture : 1984) Subject(s): Gay men -- Drama | Communism -- Drama | Homosexuality -- Drama | Boarding schools -- England -- Drama | Boarding school students -- England -- Drama | England -- Social life and customs -- DramaGenre/Form: Feature films. | Fiction films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired. | Foreign films -- England.DDC classification: 791.43/72 LOC classification: PN1997 | .A568 2004Production credits: Director of photography, Peter Biziou ; film editor, Gerry Hambling ; music by Michael Storey.Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Michael Jenn, Robert Addie, Rupert Wainwright, Tristan Oliver, Cary Elwes.Summary: A rueful, romantic tale of the awfulness of life in an ancient English public school in the 1930s. At its center is the friendship of Guy Bennett, a dark, Byronically handsome young man, who accepts the horrors of the school system in return for its rewards, and Tommy Judd, who attends the school against his will, refuses to play the gentleman's game, and is already a Marxist. Guy falls in love with a handsome fellow student named Harcourt, and the student prefects use the evidence to blackball Bennett from becoming one of the school leaders in his senior year.Summary: An elderly, exiled British spy remembers his days at an English boarding school in the 1930s. In school, he fell in love with a male classmate, explored his homosexuality, and was exposed to Marxist ideas, both contributing to his activities as a spy. Based on the life of former Cambridge spy Guy Burgess.
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Originally produced as a motion picture in 1984.

Special features: Audio commentary [Marek Kanievska and Peter Biziou]; 1984 Cannes Film Festival [BBC News] (6 min.); Newsnight: Another Country [British news magazine show, 1982] (7 min.); Film scrapbook [Slide show]; Original score [audio only].

Director of photography, Peter Biziou ; film editor, Gerry Hambling ; music by Michael Storey.

Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Michael Jenn, Robert Addie, Rupert Wainwright, Tristan Oliver, Cary Elwes.

A rueful, romantic tale of the awfulness of life in an ancient English public school in the 1930s. At its center is the friendship of Guy Bennett, a dark, Byronically handsome young man, who accepts the horrors of the school system in return for its rewards, and Tommy Judd, who attends the school against his will, refuses to play the gentleman's game, and is already a Marxist. Guy falls in love with a handsome fellow student named Harcourt, and the student prefects use the evidence to blackball Bennett from becoming one of the school leaders in his senior year.

An elderly, exiled British spy remembers his days at an English boarding school in the 1930s. In school, he fell in love with a male classmate, explored his homosexuality, and was exposed to Marxist ideas, both contributing to his activities as a spy. Based on the life of former Cambridge spy Guy Burgess.

MPAA rating: Not rated.

DVD, Stereo 5.1, widescreen presentation (1.16:9).

In English or French, with optional French subtitles; closed-captioned.

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