Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Queen and Country

In the must-see Hope and Glory, John Boorman used Bill Rohan’s character as an alter ego in order to tell of his own experiences during World War II, or how it is to grow up with a terrible backdrop. Queen and Country resume the life of a Bill with his feet firmly on the ground, ten years later, when he’s forced to serve in the military in a United Kingdom that regretted the death of King George VI and was experiencing Queen Elizabeth II’s rise to the throne. With lots of anecdotes in which humor prevails, vital and deadpan, Boorman portrays the fall of the British Empire from a microcosm as essential to that time as the army, in which generation gaps couldn’t be more noticeable. This is also a film about first times: in love, in sex, in friendship and loyalty, in having a TV set and dealing with its antenna. It is even a film about the beginnings of cinephilia, since, through Rashomon, Boorman himself makes peace with a Toshiro Mifune what will change his life more than once. With the overwhelming auteur’s conviction of an octogenarian Boorman in great shape, all we have to do is hope for Bill’s story –that is, Boorman’s– to end up as a trilogy. PC

Spanish title: Reina y patria
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Minutes: 114
Seconds: 0

D, G: John Boorman  

F: Seamus Deasy  

E: Ron Davis  

DA: Serban Puropca

M: Stephen McKeon  

P: Kieran Corrigan, John Boorman

PE: Mary Alleguen, Cristian Bostanescu  

CP: Merlin Films 


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John Boorman Reino Unido

He was born in Surrey, England, in 1933, and later settled in Ireland. Some of his films are Point Blank (1967), Leo the Last (1969), Excalibur (1980), Hope and Glory (1987; nominated for three Oscars) and The Tailor of Panama (2001).

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