Behind the Lines Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Behind the Lines the Movie

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Focuses on the friendship between WWI soldier/poets Siegfried Sassoon (Wilby) and Wilfred Owen (Bunce), who receive a brief reprieve from the war when they're treated for shell shock at Edinburgh's Craiglockhart Hospital in 1917. Another patient is working-class soldier Billy Prior (Miller), made mute from the horrors he's witnessed. But their compassionate doctor, William Rivers (Pryce), is himself becoming increasingly unstable over the ethical concerns his work engenders. If he cures his patients, they go back to the front to fight again. The first book in Pat Barker's war trilogy.

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Artisan Entertainment, 2700 Colorado Ave., Ste. 200, Santa Monica, CA 90404, Phone: (310)449-9200, Fax: (310)255-3730, URL: http://www.artisanent.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 96 minutes.
Originally from British, Canadian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
World War I, Sanity Check, Shrinks, Writers, Military: Army, Scotland
Screenplay
Allan Scott
Cast
Jonathan Pryce, James Wilby, Jonny Lee Miller, Stuart Bunce, Tanya Allen, John Neville, Dougray Scott, David Hayman, David Robb, Julian Fellowes, Kevin McKidd, Jeremy Child
Cinematography
Glen MacPherson
Director
Gilles Mackinnon
Music
Mychael Danna
Producer
Allan Scott, Peter R. Simpson, Mark Shivas, Saskia Sutton, Norstar Entertainment, BBC Films, Rafford Films, Artificial Eye

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