A Field in England
Directed by Ben Wheatley
England: 1648 AD. A small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by two men: O'Neil and Cutler. O'Neil (Michael Smiley), an alchemist, forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field. Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descend into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field. A FIELD IN ENGLAND is a psychedelic trip into magic and madness from Ben Wheatley – award-winning director of KILL LIST and SIGHTSEERS.
A group of English Civil War soldiers are captured by an alchemist and fall victim to violent and nightmarish forces.
Cast: Julian Barratt, Peter Ferdinando, Richard Glover, Reece Shearsmith, Michael Smiley
Its very funny, trippy, and generally interesting
A really excellent piece of filmmaking I've heard is meant to be an allegory for a civil war that was going on at the time during which the film is set. Someone more learned in history than i am should confirm.
I love this movie.
i liked it. Found it entertaining. its not a stupid movie for sure. The dialog is pretty good and its darkly funny even hilarious at points, for me anyway.
Great! Very absorbing and just plain weird. Also very funny at times. Loved the soundtrack. I read one interpretation of this film as everything taking place in Whitehead's mind and loved that idea.