King and Country Poster

Release Date: April 4th, 2004

DVD Release Date: August 29th, 2000

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
In this World War I drama, English army private Arthur Hamp (Tom Courtenay) is accused of deserting his company while on the battlefield. Defended at his trial by the initially unsympathetic upper-crust lawyer Captain Hargreaves (Dirk Bogarde), Hamp could face a firing squad if found guilty. During the course of the trial, Hargreaves begins to empathize with Hamp, who dealt with horrible conditions in the trenches that are depicted in vivid detail.

Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay, Leo McKern, Barry Foster, Peter Copley, James Villiers, Jeremy Spenser, Barry Justice

Director: Joseph Losey

Genres: War

Keywords: Underdog, England, Fall, Gritty

Awards

Nominated British Cinematography: Black & White
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)
Nominated British Art Direction: Black & White
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)
Nominated British Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)
Nominated British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1964)