King And Country (1964)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5

United Kingdom, 1964B.H.E. Productions.  Story by , Screenplay by , based on the play Hamp by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .

Tom Courtenay plays a World War I soldier who goes for a walk after being the sole survivor of a bloody battle that wipes out his company, then is court-martialed for desertion with haughty officer as his defence. The political nature of working-class Brits being sent to the slaughter for the benefit of a heartless aristocracy is examined in this solid, compelling drama that benefits from exceptional performances and solid dialogue. A thought-provoking, strong anti-war statement.

Venice Film Festival Award:  Best Actor (Tom Courtenay)


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