A Foreign Field

Overview

In this sentimental comedy, two British World War II veterans played by English stage and screen veterans Sir Alec Guinness and Leo McKern have come back to Normandy together to revisit the site of their most harrowing wartime experiences, to look up the gravesite of a fallen comrade, and to look up the prostitute Jeanne Moreau who put joy back into their lives. At their hotel, they meet Waldo John Randolph, an American veteran, who is on a similar mission. Unlike them, however, he is saddled with the company of ...
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Overview

In this sentimental comedy, two British World War II veterans played by English stage and screen veterans Sir Alec Guinness and Leo McKern have come back to Normandy together to revisit the site of their most harrowing wartime experiences, to look up the gravesite of a fallen comrade, and to look up the prostitute Jeanne Moreau who put joy back into their lives. At their hotel, they meet Waldo John Randolph, an American veteran, who is on a similar mission. Unlike them, however, he is saddled with the company of his disagreeable daughter and her stuffy husband Geraldine Chaplin and Edward Herrmann who think they are doing him a favor by coming with him. One highlight of the film is Moreau's rendition of the Edith Piaf classic, "La vie en rose."
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Special Features

Closed Caption; D-Day facts; Cast filmographies
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/1/2005
  • UPC: 054961802494
  • Original Release: 1993
  • Rating:

  • Source: Acorn Media
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alec Guinness Amos
Leo McKern Cyril
John Randolph Waldo
Jeanne Moreau Angelique
Lauren Bacall Lisa
Geraldine Chaplin Beverley
Edward Herrmann Ralph
Technical Credits
Charles Sturridge Director
Martyn Auty Producer
John Bloom Editor
Richard Broke Executive Producer
Geoffrey Burgon Score Composer
Roy Clarke Screenwriter
Nic Ede Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Greatrex Cinematographer
Simon Holland Production Designer
Steve Lanning Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Foreign Field
1. Remembering [13:24]
2. Same Agenda [7:50]
3. New Friend [9:10]
4. Angel [11:17]
5. The Slip [7:37]
6. A Good Day Out [8:26]
7. Amos [9:33]
8. Cyril's Story [11:27]
9. Brother's Grave [10:15]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- A Foreign Field
   Play Program
   Scene Index
   Special Features
      D-Day Facts
      Cast Filmographies
         Leo McKern
         Alec Guinness
         Lauren Bacall
         John Randolph
         Jeanne Moreau
         Geraldine Chaplin
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