Two Men Went To War
2002, cert PG, running time 109 minutes
Director: John Henderson
Starring Kenneth Cranham, Leo Bill, Derek Jacobi, Phyllida Law, James Fleet, Julian Glover and Anthony Valentine. Directed by John Henderson.
A comedy drama based on the true story of two British Army dentists who in 1942, eager to see action, go AWOL and invade occupied France on their own.
Starring Kenneth Cranham, Leo Bill, Derek Jacobi, Phyllida Law, James Fleet, Julian Glover and Anthony Valentine.
"A brilliant new British film ...wryly humorous, tender, odd, beautifully filmed. A real gem."
Mail on Sunday
"We are so used to British films disappointing us that our joy is even greater when we encounter such an utterly delightful film as Two Men Went to War with a comic touch that we have rarely seen since the great Ealing days, this splendid tale of British eccentricity is hilariously funny...
...a wonderful plot that continually branches off in unexpected directions... encouragingly it doesn't have that grey, washed-out look of so many British movies but is shot in deliciously vibrant colours... It reminded me of the better episodes of Dad's Army...
There'll always be an England, just so long as we can still make occasional movies like this... it banishes the blues and puts you in the most splendid of moods. What more could you want from a film?"
Simon Rose, BBC Radio
"In true DAD'S ARMY style, these dentists are guaranteed to put a smile on your face."
Format: DVD PAL Region 0
More details: Two Men Went To War website.