A Foreign Field

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In this sentimental comedy, two British World War II veterans (played by English stage and screen veterans Sir Alec Guinness and Leo McKern) have come back to Normandy together to revisit the site of their most harrowing wartime experiences, to look up the gravesite of a fallen comrade, and to look up the prostitute (Jeanne Moreau) who put joy back into their lives. At their hotel, they meet Waldo (John Randolph), an American veteran, who is on a similar mission. Unlike them, however, he is saddled with the company of his disagreeable daughter and her stuffy husband (Geraldine Chaplin and Edward Herrmann) who think they are doing him a favor by coming with him. One highlight of the film is Moreau's rendition of the Edith Piaf classic, La vie en rose. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for A Foreign Field

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  • It's not great filmmaking. But it is all warm and effective and with more acting talent on display than you're likely to encounter in any three movies.

    Nov 7, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Conceived as a star vehicle for Alec Guinness, this is a painfully slow, embarrassingly sentimental melodrama about WIII vets revisiting the site of their combat at its 50th anniversary; cast which also includes Jeanne Moreau and Lauren Bacall can't help

    Jun 25, 2007 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Foreign Field

  • Nov 09, 2009
    a light-hearted comedy with some good acting
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Feb 12, 2009
    Very touching story. Sometimes all we need is to see a film that can bring tenderness and warmth to our hearts and make us think about how much we value life and what we have in it. I've always loved Alec Guinness acting in these type of films. In other words, a charming rare film. 63/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer

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