Another Country

Another Country

Marek Kanievska (1984)

15 Certificate


Our Score
This is the film that should have made Rupert Everett a bigger star than he is. His electrifying performance, as a homosexual public schoolboy barred from an exclusive prefects' society, is at once endearing and arrogant. Directed by Marek Kanievska, from Julian Mitchell's adaptation of his own play about the background to the Burgess/MacLean spy scandal, the tale only clicks into credibility when Everett goes into outsider mode. A wonderfully flamboyant exposure of the making of a traitor, this deserved more acclaim and box-office receipts than it got.


A homosexual pupil at a top public school in the 1930s turns to communism and defects to Russia to escape the oppressive nature of British society. Drama, adapted from the West End play based on the life of spy Guy Burgess, starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Anna Massey and Michael Jenn.

Cast & Crew

Guy Bennett Rupert Everett
Tommy Judd Colin Firth
Barclay Michael Jenn
Delahay Robert Addie
Imogen Bennett Anna Massey
Julie Schofield Betsy Brantley
Devenish Rupert Wainwright
Fowler Tristan Oliver
Harcourt Cary Elwes
Director Marek Kanievska
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Macheod ProdsGuidance: Contains swearing and a sex scene.Available on: video