The Four Feathers (2002)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Wes Bentley Lt. Jack Durrance
Mohamed Bouich Sudanese Storyteller
Campbell Brown Dervish Ansar
Daniel Caltagirone Gustave
James Cosmo Col. Sutch
Andy Coumbe Colonel Other Regiment
Angela Douglas Aunt Mary
Karim Doukkali Egyptian Orderly
Lucy Gordon Isabelle
Megan Hall Millie
Djimon Hounsou Abou Fatma
Kate Hudson Ethne Burroughs
Alex Jennings Colonel Hamilton
Heath Ledger Harry Faversham
Kris Marshall Castleton
Rupert Penry-Jones Willoughby
Michael Sheen Trench
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; Drama; War
Director Shekhar Kapur
Producer Paul Feldsher; Robert Jaffe
Writer A.E.W. Mason; Michael Schiffer; Hossein Amini
Studio Miramax
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 125 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.2
A.E.W. Mason's perennially popular tale of honor and adventure is brought to the screen yet again in this lavish period action-drama. In 1884, Harry Feversham (Heath Ledger) is a young officer-in-training in the British Army who is soon to graduate and is expected to be shipped of to the Sudan, where the King's military are battling Muslim insurgents who are attempting to overturn English colonial rule. Feversham, however, has developed a serious case of cold feet, and on the eve of his departure, he resigns his commission. Feversham's best friend and fellow officer Jack Durrance (Wes Bentley) in response presents him with a white feather (a symbol of cowardice), and two of his classmates follow suit. Ethne Eustace (Kate Hudson), Feversham's fiancée, presents him with a fourth white feather shortly before breaking off their engagement. Sufficiently humbled, Feversham attempts to win back his honor and the respect of his family and friends by secretly becoming an undercover operative in the Sudan. His initial attempts to pose as an Arab are not especially convincing, but he makes friends with Abou Fatma (Djimon Hounsou), a local sympathetic with the British cause who proves to be a valuable source of insider information and advice on how to blend with the rebels. Meanwhile, Durrance is briefly ordered back to England to help recruit new soldiers for the colonial forces, and he takes the opportunity to begin wooing Eustace, the former flame of his former friend. This adaptation is the fifth film version of The Four Feathers, following two silent screen adaptations (released in 1915 and 1928), Zoltan Korda's memorable 1939 version, and a 1977 made-for-TV movie. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 88
Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 097363372349
Chapters 19
Release Date 12/29/2004
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen