Queen and Country

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  • TV-14
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 6.2  (1,831)
  • 68

Queen and Country is a British film released in 2014, a sequel to the 1987 movie, Hope and Glory. The film is a semi-autobiographical story of John Boorman, the director and writer of both films, and is set in the early 1950s in England. The movie revolves around a young man named Bill Rohan, played by Callum Turner, who is conscripted into the British army during the Korean War. Bill is a charming and charismatic young man who is initially excited by the idea of joining the army, but soon discovers that army life is not as glamorous as he had imagined. He befriends a fellow soldier, Percy (Caleb Landry Jones), who is similarly unenthusiastic about his military service.

Bill and Percy are stationed in a remote location in the English countryside and are tasked with monitoring radio communications. Despite the boredom and isolation of their posting, the two friends find ways to entertain themselves and try to make the most of their situation.

As the film progresses, we see Bill growing increasingly disillusioned with army life. He struggles to come to terms with the loss of his youth, his relationships with his family, and his feelings for his girlfriend, Ophelia (played by Tamsin Egerton). Percy, on the other hand, becomes increasingly unstable and erratic, putting the safety of the entire unit at risk.

The film is a poignant and humorous look at a young man's struggle to find his place in the world. The movie explores themes of friendship, loyalty, and the disillusionment that comes with growing up. The performances of the lead actors are outstanding, particularly that of Callum Turner, who manages to be both charismatic and vulnerable in his performance.

The film also features a fantastic supporting cast, including Pat Shortt, who plays the unit's sergeant, and David Thewlis, who plays a teacher and father figure to Bill. The setting and costumes of the film are also beautifully realized, transporting the viewer back to a post-war England that has yet to fully recover from the trauma of conflict.

Overall, Queen and Country is a beautifully crafted film that manages to be both funny and poignant. It is a fitting sequel to Hope and Glory and stands on its own as a powerful cinematic experience. This is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys thoughtful and well-crafted films.

Queen and Country is a 2014 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 68.

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