Queen and Country

Queen and Country

DVD - 2015
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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"--www.imdb.com.
Publisher: [London, England] :, BBC,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ♭2015
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 115 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm., in container
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby 5.1, rda
Alternative Title: Queen & country [DVD]


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Jan 30, 2017

Delightful comedy done British style. Not slapstick, but wholeheartedly humorous look at the highjinks of a couple of young British draftees during the Korean War who train as riflemen destined to be posted to Asia, but end up teaching typing to incoming recruits, while wooing the young ladies of the town, and making life miserable for the Sgt. Major.

Aug 05, 2016

Really liked this, funny, well acted, interesting story. Great addition to Hope and Glory.

Mar 02, 2016

Apparently I need to see Hope & Glory... I usually like Brit humor & nearly all Brit films, but not this one. Endured it to the end.

Nov 29, 2015

This is an autobiographical sequel to director John Boorman’s Oscar nominated film Hope and Glory. In the first, Boorman is a child living with German bombs over England in WWII. In this film, Boorman directs the “action” of a military training camp for soldiers destined for the Korean War. See if you can spot David Thewis (balding, circular lens glasses, no facial hair). If you don’t know Boorman and his films (Deliverance and Excalibur) you probably should pass on this film.

xaipe Oct 16, 2015

I loved John Boorman's earlier companion film "Hope and Glory" which was set during WWII and the bombing of London. It was told from a child's point of view where this sequel was told from the adult child's point of view. Queen & Country will be much richer if you are familiar with this earlier movie which opens Queen & Country with a key scene from the earlier movie with the bombing of a schoolyard and the wild celebration of the children who no longer have to attend school. Both films are low key and reflective of earlier times with the first set during WWII and the sequel set during the Korean War and the death of King George with clips of the crowning of Elizabeth II watched on a brand new device called television complete with TV aerial antenna which confounds the family struggling to receive a fuzzy black & white picture. The entry into the 60's, Rock & Roll, and the swinging sixties. All this is recalled against compulsory draft and life in a military base. It's a gentle, nostalgic movie, with humor and an almost satiric look at military discipline. Boorman, who wrote and directed it, may not be familiar to many. His cinematic look back on a long life is solid and appealing. The cast is perfect, and David Thewlis's sergeant on the edge of a nervous breakdown was both hilarious and sad. This sequel was not as good as the earlier movie, but it was still very good and is well worth watching. Don't miss the interview with Boorman in the extras.

Sep 13, 2015

Wonderful, funny follow-up to HOPE AND GLORY.

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