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

Cast and Crew

World War I, Sanity Check, Shrinks, Writers, Military: Army, Scotland
Allan Scott
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
Glen MacPherson
Gilles Mackinnon
Mychael Danna
Allan Scott, Peter R. Simpson, Mark Shivas, Saskia Sutton, Norstar Entertainment, BBC Films, Rafford Films, Artificial Eye

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