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The Four Feathers (2002)

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Release Date
 USA: Sep 20, 2002
 UK: 18 Jul 2003
DVD Release Date
 R1: Feb 18, 2003
 R2: 8 Mar 2004

Budget $80,000,000

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MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disturbing images, violence and some sensuality.

Running Time
2 hours, 11 minutes

Country USA, UK

Studio Jaffilms, Marty Katz Productions, Paramount

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Other Titles
• The Four Feathers
• Die Vier Federn (2002)

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Genre: Adventure, War, Drama, World War I, Love Triangle, Epic, Murder, Military, Prostitution, Period Piece

Tagline: Freedom. Country. Honor. Passion. To save his best friend, one man must risk everything he loves.

Plot: Harry Feversham (Heath Ledger) is admired by comrades as one of the finest British soldiers in his regiment. Passionately devoted to his beautiful bride-to-be, Ethne (Kate Hudson), Harry has a promising future in the military and a happy life ahead of him with the woman he loves. But when an army of Sudanese rebels attacks a colonial British fortress in Khartoum and his regiment is sent to active duty in North Africa, Harry becomes overwhelmed by self-doubt and uncertainty and resigns his commission as his regiment is being shipped off to war.

Shocked by his son's actions, Harry's father disowns him. Assuming he is afraid, three of Harry's friends, and even Ethne his fiancee, each send him a white feather, a symbol of cowardice, none of them able to understand what Harry has done.

Tormented, isolated and alone in London, Harry learns that his best friend Jack (Wes Bentley) and his former regiment have fallen under brutal attach by rebels. Instantly, the bond he has with his comrades inspires him to transcend his uncertainty and self-doubt in order to take on the one mission that is stronger than his resolve against war, saving his friends at all costs.

Undertaking the perilous journey into the Sudan alone, he strikes up an alliance with Abou Fatma (Djimon Hounsou), a wise

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 Directed by
Shekhar Kapur
Elizabeth, Bandit Queen, Time Machine
 Written by
A.E.W. Mason
The Four Feathers, Fire Over England, Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Michael Schiffer
Crimson Tide, Colors, Lean on Me
Wes Bentley
American Beauty, Soul Survivors, The Claim
Djimon Hounsou
Gladiator, Constantine, The Island
Kate Hudson
Almost Famous, The Skeleton Key, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Heath Ledger
Brokeback Mountain, The Patriot, 10 Things I Hate About You
 Music By
James Horner
Braveheart, Titanic, Aliens

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