Queen and Country
- 115 min
- Directed by: John Boorman
- Written by: John Boorman
- Cast: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Tamsin Egerton
- UK release: 5 June 2015
In this sequel to 1987's Oscar-nominated Hope and Glory, Bill (Turner) is called up for National Service and has to face the prospect of fighting in the Korean War. Endearingly clear-eyed and surefooted, with Boorman bringing the best out of an excellent cast, but it lacks the focus of its predecessor.
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In 1987 John Boorman's masterpiece HOPE AND GLORY recreated the second world war through the eyes of 9-yearold Bill Rohan. Who can forget his rejoicing in the destruction of his school by an errant Luftwaffe bomb?
QUEEN AND COUNTRY picks up the story nearly a decade later as Bill begins basic training at the outbreak of the Korean War, along with his trouble-making army mate Percy. They never get near Korea, but engage in a constant battle of wits with the Catch-22-worthy, Sgt. Major Bradley. Richard E. Grant is their superior, the very, very, infinitely put-upon, aptly-named Major Cross
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Queen and Country1 Jun 2015
John Boorman's belated sequel to Hope and Glory is a modest pleasure
Hope and Glory remains one of the great achievements of director John Boorman's 50-year career. A loving evocation of his wartime childhood, it captured a pungent sense of social conventions being eagerly abandoned and a young boy having the time of his…
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