The Land Girls

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For the 2009 television series, see Land Girls (TV series).
The Land Girls
The Land Girls.jpg
UK DVD cover
Directed by David Leland
Produced by Ruth Jackson
Simon Relph
Andrew Warren
Written by Keith Dewhurst
David Leland
Based on Land Girls by Angela Huth
Starring Catherine McCormack
Rachel Weisz
Anna Friel
Music by Brian Lock
Cinematography Henry Braham
Edited by Nick Moore
Production
company
Distributed by Polygram Filmed Entertainment
Release dates
  • 20 January 1998 (1998-01-20) (Sundance)
  • 12 June 1998 (1998-06-12) (U.S.)
Running time 111 minutes
Country United Kingdom
France
Language English

The Land Girls is a 1998 film directed by David Leland and starring Catherine McCormack, Rachel Weisz, Anna Friel, Steven Mackintosh and Ann Bell. It is based on the book Land Girls by Angela Huth.

Plot[edit]

During both World War I and World War II, the Women's Land Army was set up in the United Kingdom, to recruit women to work at farms where men had left to go to war. Women in the WLA were nicknamed "land girls".

Set in 1941 in the Dorset countryside, three "land girls" arrive on a remote farm. They are an unlikely trio: hairdresser Prue (Anna Friel) is vivacious and sexy, Cambridge University graduate Ag (Rachel Weisz) is quiet and more reserved, and dreamy Stella (Catherine McCormack) is in love with Philip, a dashing Royal Navy officer. Despite their differences, they soon become close friends. The film follows their relationships with each other and the men in their lives in the face of war.

Production[edit]

Filming locations included the scenic Exmoor National Park, Crowcombe Heathfield station on the West Somerset Railway and Dulverton.[1]

The film cost £6 million.[2]

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119494/locations?ref_=ttfc_sa_5
  2. ^ Alexander Walker, Icons in the Fire: The Rise and Fall of Practically Everyone in the British Film Industry 1984-2000, Orion Books, 2005 p270

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