War Requiem Movie Review 1988

Information and Film Reviews for War Requiem the Movie

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The controversial Jarman uses Benjamin Britten's score, which commemorated the re-opening of a war-damaged cathedral, to realize this thoughtful meditation on war. The only dialog is taken from the poetry of WWI soldier/poet Wilfred Owen. Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, the Melos Ensemble and the Bach Choir.


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Available on VHS
Running time 92 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Music--Performance, World War I
Laurence Olivier, Tilda Swinton, Nathaniel Parker, Owen Teale
Derek Jarman

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