A Foreign Field
Released on DVD 7th May 2018
BBC’s Screen One bittersweet comedy drama set in Normandy boasts a stellar cast, including Alec Guinness, Leo McKern, Lauren Bacall and Geraldine Chaplin.
IMDB rating of 8.1
Emmy nominee Charles Sturridge (Gulliver’s Travels) directs this touching film about friendship and comradery. Written by Roy Clarke, best known for writing popular TV shows including Last of the Summer Wine, Keeping Up Appearances and Open All Hours.
Produced by Emmy winner Steve Lanning (Star Wars: Episode V) and featuring cinematography from Oscar nominee Richard Greatrex (Shakespeare in Love).
Starring Oscar winner Alec Guinness (The Bridge on the River Kwai), BAFTA nominee Leo McKern (Rumpole of the Bailey), Emmy winner Edward Herrmann (The Wolf of Wall Street), Golden Globe nominee Geraldine Chaplin (Chaplin) and Oscar nominee Lauren Bacall (The Big Sleep).
Cyril and Amos, two veterans of the D-Day landings, return to Normandy for the first time in 50 years to visit a fallen friend’s grave. Waldo, an American veteran, is staying at their hotel with his family. Cyril sets off to find Angelique, a girl who had befriended the Allied soldiers in ’44. Walking in the same direction, with the same aim, is Waldo. It emerges that both men were rivals for Angel’s affections – and still are.
RRP: £14.99/ Certificate: TBC /Catalogue Number: 188925 / Barcode: 5019322889250
Genre: TV / Comedy / Drama / Run Time: 89 mins approx. on 1 disc
A Foreign Field DVD Trailer
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