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Queen & Country (2014)

TV-14 | | Drama | 7 January 2015 (France)
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In this sequel to Hope and Glory (1987), Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town.

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John Boorman

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John Boorman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Callum Turner ... Bill Rohan
Caleb Landry Jones ... Percy Hapgood
Pat Shortt Pat Shortt ... Redmond
David Thewlis ... Sargeant Major Bradley
Richard E. Grant ... Major Cross
Tamsin Egerton ... Ophelia
Vanessa Kirby ... Dawn Rohan
Aimee-Ffion Edwards ... Sophie Adams
Brían F. O'Byrne ... RSM Digby
Sinéad Cusack ... Grace Rohan
David Hayman ... Clive Rohan
John Standing ... Grandfather George
David Michael Claydon David Michael Claydon ... Jones
Julian Wadham ... Colonel Fielding
Tom Stuart Tom Stuart ... Lieutenant Fortesque-Brown
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The hilarious highlight of John Boorman's HOPE AND GLORY (1987), nominated for 5 Oscars: 9-year-old Bill Rohan rejoices in the destruction of his school by an errant Luftwaffe bomb. QUEEN AND COUNTRY picks up the story nearly a decade later as Bill (Boorman's alter-ego) begins basic training in the early Fifties, during the Korean War. Bill is joined by a 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. Written by Karen Cooper, Director, Film Forum

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Drama

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Ireland | France | UK | Romania

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A királynőért és a hazáért See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,954, 22 February 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$32,869, 1 March 2015
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Merlin Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

David Hayman is the only actor to repeat his role from the previous film. See more »

Goofs

The date on Bill Rohan's call-up notice is July 1952. There is a scene later where the death of King George VI is announced but, in fact, he had died before Bill was called up (in February 1952). See more »

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Follows Hope and Glory (1987) See more »

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Soldiers of the Queen
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Written by Leslie Stuart
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Not up to the expectations set by HOPE & GLORY
1 January 2016 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

Writer/director John Boorman set a high standard for his war memoirs with his beautifully scripted and acted HOPE & GLORY in 1987. That original bears little resemblance to this off center amateurish sequel QUEEN & COUNTRY. We wonder where the wonder went.

In the hilarious highlight of HOPE AND GLORY 9-year-old Bill Rohan rejoices in the destruction of his school by an errant Luftwaffe bomb. QUEEN & COUNTRY picks up the story nearly a decade later as Bill - Boorman's alter-ego - (Callum Turner) begins basic training in the early Fifties, during the Korean War. Bill is joined by a trouble-making army mate, Percy (Caleb Landry Jones). They never get near Korea, but engage in a constant battle of wits with the Catch-22-worthy, Sgt. Major Bradley (David Thewlis). Richard E. Grant is their superior, the very, very, infinitely put-upon, aptly-named Major Cross. The boys begin noticing girls (Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Vanessa Kirby – Bill's sister - and Tamsin Egerton) but that does little to help this thin plot.

Boorman is responsible for it all and though it has a few nice moments, it is a cake that falls.


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