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In this film adaptation of the Julian Mitchell play, classmates and fellow outcasts Guy Bennett (Rupert Everett) and Tommy Judd (Colin Firth) find comfort in friendship during the 1930s, at an elite British public school where conformity is the norm. Openly gay Bennett must deal with bullying and homophobia, while Judd struggles to reconcile the expectations of the establishment with his own Marxist beliefs when he is given the opportunity to become head boy.

Cast & Crew

Colin Firth
Tommy Judd
Rupert Wainwright
Donald Devenish
Cary Elwes
James Harcourt
Julian Mitchell
Screenwriter
Robert Fox
Executive Producer
Julian Seymour
Executive Producer
Michael Storey
Original Music
Peter Biziou
Cinematographer
Brian Morris
Production Design
Clinton Cavers
Art Director
Penny Rose
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Critic Reviews for Another Country

All Critics (5) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (1)

Audience Reviews for Another Country

  • Jun 17, 2014
    In his first film, Kanievska brings out solid performances from both Rupert Everett and Colin Firth but succeeds only fairly at creating a compelling story whose themes could have been more efficiently explored and led to a much more thought-provoking drama.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2013
    Good story with good costumes and nice location. Cinematography, makeup and lighting were not up to snuff, unfortunately. Bold story for its time.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Aug 08, 2010
    Another Country is always trying to be far more complex than it actually is. Fusing together themes of homosexuality, Communism, and the system of prefects in British boarding schools in the 1930's, it becomes a haphazard maze of inconsistencies and irritating subtext. Rupert Everett, the only shining light of the entire film, is only sparingly announced as gay amongst his peers, most of whom are so desperate for companionship that they have secret trysts with members of their classes. (Other notable roles go to very young Colin Firth and Cary Elwes.) With his usual suave flair and youthful grandeur, Everett is just sly enough not to outright confess throughout the plot that his sexuality is based on himself and not his situation. The prefect system on the other hand is both an annoying subplot, and supposedly overbearing presence in the lives of the schoolmates. Besides being terribly boring and longwinded, the absence of fear was evident on the screen. It didn't help that the score was yet another unpleasant 80's concoction, or that the wardrobe was peculiar for the time period.
    Spencer S Super Reviewer

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