Two war-weary young veterans have come to a peaceful Yorkshire town to escape the horrors of war that haunt their dreams. But their work at the village church takes an explosive turn as one ignites long-denied passion within the pastor’s young wife which forces the other veteran to face his own darker, inner desires.

Director Pat O'Connor

Writer J.L. Carr (novel), Simon Gray

Cast Colin Firth, Kenneth Branagh, Natasha Richardson

Producers Kenith Trodd

Production Credits Dominic Fulford - Associate Producer, Johnny Goodman - Executive Producer, John Hambley - Executive Producer, Channel Four Films, Euston Films, PfH Ltd

Pat O'Connor

Festival Section Year Location
Cannes Film Festival1987
New York Film Festival
Bergamo Film Meeting