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.
|Cast:||Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Brían F. O’Byrne, Caleb Landry Jones, Callum Turner, David Hayman, David Thewlis, John Standing, Julian Wadham, Pat Shortt, Richard E. Grant, Sinéad Cusack, Tamsin Egerton, Vanessa Kirby|
|Director:||Alina Apostu, John Boorman|
|Country:||France, Ireland, Romania|