[cert 12A, 104 mins]

Based on Michael Morpurgo’s classic rites of passage story of two brothers and the exuberance and pain of their teenage love for the same girl, the pressures of their feudal family life, the horrors and folly of war and the ultimate price of courage and cowardice. It is a gritty and realistic tale of love and death set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, giving us a heartbreaking glimpse of the way we once lived – and still die.

Director:Pat O’Connor

Starring:Richard Griffiths, Jack O’Connell and Frances de la Tour

Level:AS, A2, KS3, KS4

Subjects:Citizenship, English, Film Studies, Media Studies