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201 Ratings

King & Country

Directed by Joseph Losey
United Kingdom, 1964
Drama, War


During World War I, an army private is accused of desertion during battle. The officer assigned to defend him at his court-martial finds out there is more to the case than meets the eye.

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King & Country Directed by Joseph Losey

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1964 | 2 wins including: Best Actor (Volpi Cup)

BAFTA Awards

1965 | 4 nominations including: Best British Actor

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1966 | Nominee: Best Foreign Director

Critics reviews

The obvious comparison is with Kubrick’s Paths of Glory: Losey’s film is equally impressive. Where Kubrick drives relentlessly forwards in a tracking-shot death march, Losey weaves a sinuous waltz with actors and camera, and breaks the flow with little nouvelle vague inserts.
November 29, 2018
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