King and Country (Losey, 1964):
Reel Islington Film Club, Old Fire Station 84 Mayton Street, London, N7 6QT
Time Out review:
After three years at the front in World War I, a young soldier simply
walks away from the guns; he is court-martialled, found wanting, and
shot. For Losey, 'a story about hypocrisy, a story about people who are
brought up to a certain way of life, who are given the means to extend
their knowledge and to extend their understanding, but are not given the
opportunity to use their minds in connection with it, and who finally
have to face the fact that they have to be rebels in society...or else
they have to accept hypocrisy.' This recasting of The Servant as a
war film, with Courtenay playing the working-class deserter whose
helplessness traps the liberal middle-class officer (Bogarde) assigned
to defend him at his court-martial.
Here is the trailer.