In Love and War

In Love and War

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Director: Richard Attenborough, Sandra Bullock, Chris O'Donnell, Mackenzie Astin

Cast: Richard Attenborough, Sandra Bullock, Chris O'Donnell, Mackenzie Astin

     
 

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This romantic historical drama is based on the diaries of Agnes Von Kurowsky, who while serving as a nurse during World War I had a love affair with a young man who would later become one of the great literary figures of the 20th century, Ernest Hemingway. In 1918, 18-year-old Hemingway has volunteered to fight in the great war; while he goes into battle imagining it

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This romantic historical drama is based on the diaries of Agnes Von Kurowsky, who while serving as a nurse during World War I had a love affair with a young man who would later become one of the great literary figures of the 20th century, Ernest Hemingway. In 1918, 18-year-old Hemingway has volunteered to fight in the great war; while he goes into battle imagining it to be a lark, he soon discovers that the realities of warfare are far more grim, and during a shelling attack in Italy, his leg is severely wounded. Hemingway has taken a great deal of shrapnel, and the doctors at the field hospital decide that amputation would be the quickest and most effective way to deal with the injury. However, the idea of losing a leg horrifies Hemingway, and he pleads with Agnes (Sandra Bullock), the Austrian nurse looking after him, not to let the doctors cut off his limb. Moved by Hemingway's concern, Agnes convinces the doctors to pursue other treatments, and she looks after him during his long and difficult convalescence. Love and passion bloom between the young and naive soldier and the 26-year-old nurse, but while he's eager for her to return home with him as he follows his muse as a writer, she regards him not as the love of her life but as a passing fling and thinks that he's too young to marry. Agnes eventually sends Hemingway a "Dear John" letter; later Hemingway would use her as the basis for several characters in his novels and short stories, not always flatteringly. In Love and War was directed by Richard Attenborough, previously an Academy Award winner for Gandhi.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/1998
UPC:
0794043455933
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
New Line Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sandra Bullock Agnes von Kurowsky
Chris O'Donnell Ernest Hemingway
Mackenzie Astin Henry Villard
Emilio Bonucci Domencio Caracciolo
Ingrid Lacey Elsie "Mac" MacDonald
Margot Steinberg Mabel "Rosie" Rose
Colin Stinton Tom Burnside
Ian Kelly Jimmy McBride
Tara Hugo Katherine "Gumshoe" De Long
Rocco Quarzell Roberto Zardini
Vincenzo Nicoli Enrico Biscaglia
Alan Bennett porter
Terence Sach porter
Carlo Croccolo town mayor
Gigi Vivan Italian child
Giuseppe Bonato grandfather
Allegra Di Carpegna Loretta Cavanaugh
Diane Witter Adele Brown
Mindy Lee Raskin Miller, Charlotte Anne
Tracy Hostmyer Ruth Harper
Kaethe Cherney Veta Markley
Lauren Booth Anna Sconlon
Rebecca Craig Elena Crouch
Frances Riddelle Katherine Smith
Wendi Peters Rahn, Emily
Laura Nardi Teresa
Maria Petrucci Sonia
Valeria Fabbri Anna Maria
Quinto Rolman Italian Man
Raph Taylor Francesco
George Rossi Triage Medic
Todd Curran Skip Talbot
Matthew Sharp Larkin, Joseph
Nicholas Brooks Louis Burton
Tom Goodman-Hill Houston Kenyon
Doreen Mantle Emilia
Tim McDonell adjutant
Vincenzo Ricotta Italian officer
Reno Porcaro Italian photographer
Bruno Majean Alberto Zardini
Joseph Long Italian doctor
Bruce Lidington American surgeon
Colin Fox Dr Hemingway
Kay Hawtry Grace Hemingway
Roseline Garland Carol Hemingway
Elena Smirnowa Leicester Hemingway
Avery Saltzman Oak Leaves Reporter
Rodger Barton Sun Times Reporter
Richard Blackburn Tribune Reporter
Gil Filar boy
Noah Reid boy
Richard Fitzpatrick mailman
Philippe Leroy Count Sergio Caracciolo
Laura Martelli Isabella Caracciolo
Cyril Taylor maitre d'
Milan Rosandic waiter
George Fenton Conductor

Technical Credits
Richard Attenborough Director,Producer
David Allen Sound Mixer
Jonathan Bates Sound/Sound Designer
Raffaele Battistelli Special Effects Supervisor
Camille Bélanger Makeup
Tim Cavagin Sound Mixer
Janis Rothbard Chaskin Associate Producer
Sean Clayton Asst. Director
Patrick Clayton Asst. Director
Robert Pierre Cote Asst. Director
Stuart Craig Production Designer
Aurelio Crugnola Art Director
Jerry Daly Asst. Director
Sallie Evans Makeup
Christiane Fattori Makeup
George Fenton Score Composer
Diana Hawkins Co-producer
Rene Haynes Casting
Gerry Humphreys Sound/Sound Designer
Dean Humphreys Sound Mixer
Mark Kaufman Musical Direction/Supervision
Simon Kaye Sound/Sound Designer
John King Art Director
Normand Labelle Asst. Director
Luca Lachin Asst. Director
Guy Lalande Art Director
Alex Lambert Makeup
Michael Lamont Art Director
Marie-Josee Leroux Asst. Director
Terry Madden Asst. Director
Stephenie McMillan Set Decoration/Design
Pierantonio Nowara Asst. Director
Anna Hamilton Phelan Screenwriter
Roger Pratt Cinematographer
Elite Productions Casting
Simon Ransley Camera Operator
Sara Risher Executive Producer
Penny Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Allan Scott Original Story,Screenwriter
Clancy Sigal Screenwriter
Michael Stevenson Asst. Director
Ian Stone Asst. Director
Eliza Thompson Musical Direction/Supervision
Dimitri Villard Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Lesley Walker Editor
Clare Walker Casting
Jeremy Woodhead Makeup
Jeremy Zimmerman Casting

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In Love and War 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A touching and well-executed dramatization of perhaps THE great backstory of Ernest Hemingway's life, which was an enormous influence on his autobiographical style of story-telling. While Chris O'Donnell is too cute to portray even a very young Hemingway, Sandra Bullock is divine as the nurse who is just enough older...well, see the movie to find out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS MOVIE REMINDED ME OF MY OWN LOVE STORY THAT HAD A TRAGIC ENDING. MY NAVY LT. HELI COPTER PILOT HUSBAND WAS KILLED IN A ROUTINE HELICOPTER CRASH IN 1970. HE WAS ASSIGNED TO VIET NAM JUST PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT BUT DID NOT GO. HE WAS THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, THE FATHER OF TWO OF MY CHILDREN AND WILL REMAIN IN MY HEART FOREVER. THIS MOVIE ANSWERED MY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHY ERNEST HEMMINGWAY DRANK AND THEN COMMITED SUICIDE. HE MADE THE GREATEST MISTAKE OF HIS LIFE BY REJECTING THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE WHEN SHE CAME TO HIM, BEGGING FORGIVENESS. HE SHOULD HAVE PUT HIS MASCULINE PRIDE ASIDE AND TAKEN HER IN HIS ARMS. THIS BROUGHT ME TO TEARS AND BROKE MY HEART ALL OVER, AGAIN. THIS WAS A BEAUTIFUL BUT HEARTBREAKINGLY SAD LOVE STORY. WHAT A WASTE FOR HEMMINGWAY.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Doesn't my headline tell you everything? Get this! Rent this! Do something! You have got to watch this! Don't forget the tissues!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago