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Benjamin Britten's War Requiem

The principal actors do not speak. The music speaks for them, the life and work of Wilfred Owen, speak for them.In a series of devastating images, Derek Jarman shows us the useless horror of war. Brutal, exquisite, sexual, painterly, these are but a few of the words used to describe this film. With Sean Bean as The German Soldier, Nathaniel Parker as Wilfred Owen, Tilda Swinton as The Nurse, and in a cameo, and as it turned out his final appearance, before his death, Sir Laurence Olivier as The Old Soldier. These and the other members of the cast, along with Sir Benjamin Britten's master work, written in 1961, bring us this eternal vision......

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War Requiem

A film with no dialogs, just follows the lyrics of the Britten's oratorium, that criticize the war's horrors. It shows the story of an englishman soldier and a nurse (his bride) during the World War II. It combines many real scenes of contemporary wars (WWII, Vietnam, Angola, etc.)



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