A Field in England

February 8th, 2014


A Field in England

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Three soldiers who, fleeing from a Civil War, escape through an overgrown field and are ambushed by two dangerous men, who make them search the field for treasures.

Release Year: 2013

Rating: 6.1/10 (2,868 voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Ben Wheatley

Stars: Julian Barratt, Peter Ferdinando, Richard Glover

Fleeing for their lives, a small party abandon their Civil War confederates and escape through an overgrown field. Thinking only of what lay behind, they are ambushed by two dangerous men and made to search the field. Psychedelia, madness and chaotic forces slowly overtake the group as they question what treasure lies within the malignant field.

Writers: Amy Jump, Ben Wheatley

Julian Barratt - Trower
Peter Ferdinando - Jacob
Richard Glover - Friend
Ryan Pope - Cutler
Reece Shearsmith - Whitehead
Michael Smiley - O'Neil
Sara Dee - The Field (voice)

Country: UK

Language: English

Release Date: 5 July 2013

Filming Locations: Hampton Estate, Seale, Farnham, Surrey, England, UK

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User Review



This movie is about ninety minutes of purgatory, I think.

Four men from the time period of Oliver Cromwell, I think, during a battle, I think, escape the perceived carnage by falling through a rural hedge. They form a four-man band and in a weary, bedraggled condition, trudge a field with ale on their mind. What follows then is plain and simple, puzzlement.

After spending an hour figuring out what I had just viewed I've plumped for, what you reap in life is what you sow in the afterlife.

I also watched the director's vague explanation of what the film is about and I am none the wiser. I think my assessment will at least give a future viewer something to mull over.



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