The hilarious highlight of John Boorman's HOPE AND GLORY (1987), nominated for 5 Oscars: 9-year-old Bill Rohan rejoices in the destruction of his school by an errant Luftwaffe bomb. QUEEN AND COUNTRY picks up the story nearly a decade later as Bill (Boorman's alter-ego) begins basic training in the early Fifties, during the Korean War. Bill is joined by a trouble-making army mate, Percy. They never get near Korea, but engage in a constant battle of wits with the Catch-22-worthy, Sgt. Major Bradley. Richard E. Grant is their superior, the very, very, infinitely put-upon, aptly-named Major Cross.
Caleb Landry Jones....Percy Hapgood
Richard E. Grant....Major Cross
Vanessa Kirby....Dawn Rohan
Aimee-Ffion Edwards....Sophie Adams
Sinéad Cusack....Grace Rohan
David Hayman....Clive Rohan
John Standing....Grandfather George
Brían F. O'Byrne....RSM Digby
David Michael Claydon....Jones
Julian Wadham....Colonel Fielding
Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.