Resurrected

  • 15
  • Paul Greengrass (1989)
  • UK
  • 88 min
Resurrected
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

A sombre, unsettling account of a soldier who goes AWOL in the Falklands War and returns to his North Country village, with cruelly ironic consequences. Directed by former documentarist Paul Greengrass - who also co-wrote the proscribed book Spycatcher - it depicts the combat in First World War terms, rather like Joseph Losey's King and Country, but with the political complexity of a Vietnam. "The main character is a blank sheet of paper on which everyone writes their own ideas about the Falklands," said Greengrass, who went on to direct two of the Bourne films. He imbues the story with a wealth of religious imagery - walking on water, cruciform poses, resurrection - while examining a flagging nation's regeneration and the attendant jingoism.

Plot Summary

A soldier goes missing during the Falklands War and is presumed dead. However, he later reappears, claiming to be suffering from amnesia. In an attempt to save themselves the embarrassment of explaining the situation, the British Army label the young man a deserter, leading to a tragic outcome. Drama, the debut of United 93 director Paul Greengrass, starring David Thewlis and Tom Bell.

Cast and crew

Cast

Kevin Deakin
David Thewlis
Mr Deakin
Tom Bell
Mrs Deakin
Rita Tushingham
Julie
Rudi Davies
Gregory Deakin
Michael Pollitt
Capt Sinclair
William Hoyland
Cpl Byker
Ewan Stewart
Slaven
Christopher Fulford
Hibbert
David Lonsdale
Bonner
Peter Gunn

Crew

Director
Paul Greengrass

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
St. Pancras Films
Guidance: 
Contains violence.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Second Sight Films
Categories
Drama

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