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Another Country
A pair of British lads, one gay and one socialist, chafe at the restrictions of boarding school life in this period piece, which was adapted from Julian Mitchell's novel and play of the same name and loosely based on the Burgess-Maclean spy scandal of the 1950s. In the 1930s, upper-class scions Tommy Judd (Colin Firth) and Guy Bennett (Rupert Everett) are both nearing the end of their careers at an unnamed public school that bears a striking resemblance to Eton. Tommy, a Marxist intellectual, refuses to participate actively in the school's rigid social hierarchy. But Guy, when not… More

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"Impressive film adaptation of Julian Mitchell's award-winning play."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Elegantly shot, this fictionalized version of the British gay spy Guy Burgess, is intelligent but not entirely satisfying; even so, the young Rupert Everett and Colin Firth give splendid performances."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"One of those sad affairs that commits exactly the sorts of errors that the filmmakers pretend to indict in wider society."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
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