War Requiem


(out of 5)

Those familiar with and fond of Derek Jarman’s experimental style of filmmaking will want to check out this meditation on the horrors of war; everyone else is advised to steer clear.  Using his favourite actress, , Jarman tells a simple story of an English soldier () and his nurse during World War II, using only a music soundtrack and body movement without the benefit of dialogue. It’s very stylish and proper, but it’s not the level of genius that The Last Of England was. Jarman regulars  and  star, plus there’s an appearance by  in his last film.

Anglo International Films, British Broadcasting Corporation, Liberty Film Sales

United Kingdom, 1989

Directed by 

Screenplay by Derek Jarman, based on poems by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by



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