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War Requiem

War Requiem
  • 1988
  • UK
  • 93 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Derek Jarman
  • Written by: Wilfred Owen (poems)
  • Cast: Nathaniel Parker, Lawrence Olivier, Tilda Swinton

Benjamin Brittan's choral hymn to pacifism and the poetry of Wilfred Owen (spoken by Olivier) form the score of Jarman's visual masterpiece, which merges the life of the poet with uncensored footage of wars past and present.

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