Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Another Country

1984 British Feature

Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Michael Jenn, Robert Addie, Rupert Wainwright, Tristan Oliver, Cary Elwes and Frederick Alexander
Director: Marek Kanievska
Writer: Julian Mitchell, based on his play

Guy Bennett, a young gay man attending boarding school in 1930s England, yearns to ascend the social ladder. Yet his plans are waylaid by the attentions of an attractive classmate.


  • Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Audience: 67%
  • OMG rating: 7/10

  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available


  • BAFTA Award nominations for Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film (Everett), Best Screenplay - Adapted and Editing.
  • Cannes Film Festival Best Artistic Contribution Award for Cinematography.

  • Julian Mitchell's play Another Country (which had its world premiere in London in 1981) was loosely based on the life of Guy Burgess (renamed "Guy Bennett" in the play and film), a key figure in the Cambridge Spy Ring of the 1940's.
  • Rupert Everett originated the role of Guy Bennett on stage. One of his successors in the role was his future film co-star Colin Firth.

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