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War Requiem

Directed by Derek Jarman
United Kingdom, 1989
Avant-Garde, War
  • English
  • No subtitles


The experiences of poet Wilfred Owen during World War I set to the music of Benjamin Britten. The final screen appearance by Sir Laurence Olivier.

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War Requiem offers us Derek Jarman’s unique revision of the silent film in order to cast a powerful glance on history and war throughout the ages. Starring Tilda Swinton and Laurence Olivier.

War Requiem Directed by Derek Jarman

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