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      A Foreign Field

      1993 1 hr. 30 min. Comedy Drama List
      Reviews 71% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Two old Englishmen (Alec Guinness, Leo McKern) and an American (John Randolph) return to Normandy to find a French girl they knew in World War II. Read More Read Less

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      James T A film made with heart, soul, humor, and the genuine human feelings of loss and regret. Stellar performances by a group of fine actors led by Leo McKern, Alec Guinness (who fought to make this film a reality) and Lauren Bacall. Jeanne Moreau took a part that could have been absurd and stereotypical and gave it beautiful nuances. Sure its sentimental. You reach their ages and go through what they went through and see how you turn out. Not for a moment did I think I was watching actors. These were real people with real back stories. That's acting! Bravo to all around and to the people who made it. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 09/28/22 Full Review Audience Member a film that exudes life out of every pore. humorous, touching, and a great showcase for two of my all time favorite actors. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member a light-hearted comedy with some good acting Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member A beautifully simple film that starts as a light-hearted comedy based on two English and one American World War II veterans returning to France with a common goal - to meet up with an old flame. But as the story progresses, the sad details of the characters past lives are slowly discovered and the awful truth of war is revealed. You'll be crying your eyes out by the time the film draws to its very poignant conclusion. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Very touching story. Sometimes all we need is to see a film that can bring tenderness and warmth to our hearts and make us think about how much we value life and what we have in it. I've always loved Alec Guinness acting in these type of films. In other words, a charming rare film. 63/100 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member great acting done by some greats. Lauren Bacall, Alec Guiness, Jeanne Morreau. It was very enjoyable. all about former soldiers returning to normandy 50 years after WWII...funny, sad, charming, and elegant. The movie picks up momentum when Jeanne Morreau comes on screen. She's very funny and is the heart of this movie. Lauren Bacall is strong support as the backbone of the movie, and the twist at the end is touching. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) It's not great filmmaking. But it is all warm and effective and with more acting talent on display than you're likely to encounter in any three movies. Rated: 4/5 Nov 7, 2007 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Conceived as a star vehicle for Alec Guinness, this is a painfully slow, embarrassingly sentimental melodrama about WIII vets revisiting the site of their combat at its 50th anniversary; cast which also includes Jeanne Moreau and Lauren Bacall can't help Rated: C Jun 25, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Two old Englishmen (Alec Guinness, Leo McKern) and an American (John Randolph) return to Normandy to find a French girl they knew in World War II.
      Director
      Charles Sturridge
      Executive Producer
      Richard Broke
      Screenwriter
      Roy Clarke
      Production Co
      British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Fingertip Film
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016