King and Country . This moving and tragic film is part of Lucems remembrance of the centenary of the ending of World War 1. It portrays the unthinking arrogance of the officer class within the context of the horrors of the Western Front battlefields.. With the bewilderment of one of it’s victims facing a court martial and ultimately the officer given the job of defending him. The two prime actors Tom Courtenay and Dirk Bogarde attempt to break down the social divide during the course of the trial creating “a masterpiece of filming and performance”.
|Screenings||9 Nov 2018 at 19.30|