A Field in England
Directed by Ben Wheatley
England: 1648 AD. A small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by two men: O'Neil and Cutler. O'Neil (Michael Smiley), an alchemist, forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field. Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descend into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field. A FIELD IN ENGLAND is a psychedelic trip into magic and madness from Ben Wheatley – award-winning director of KILL LIST and SIGHTSEERS.
A group of English Civil War soldiers are captured by an alchemist and fall victim to violent and nightmarish forces.
Cast: Julian Barratt, Peter Ferdinando, Richard Glover, Reece Shearsmith, Michael Smiley
Ben Wheatley's films are always a weird trip, but this one was on another level.
Absolutely amazing, very tense and visually interesting. A little hard to follow towards the end though but it made me want to watch it twice.
Ben Wheatley is extremely talented at directing off-putting and unique thrillers. A Field in England is pretty strange, at times a little slow, but when the tension starts to rise, it turns into a nightmare. Be in the mood for a slow burn and when you are... enjoy the weirdness.
The first time I saw this I initially stopped at the 15-minute mark because I thought I’d already figured out the twist. But when I saw it on Shudder, I gave it another shot, and I’m glad I did. It’s very much in the same vein as “Incubus” (the one with William Shatner): weird, not always easy to figure out, but a fascinating ride because of it. Full of crazy occult imagery that I have multiple conflicting theories on, and I’m enchanted that I don’t feel confident that I’ve the answer to what I just saw.
I must have super human powers of endurance..there could not be any other explanation of how I got through this completely awful film. Part SNL skit ( not a compliment) and artsy fartsy filing techniques mated to an incomprehensible boring pile of rubbish of a non story that was probably conceived in one short sitting. Learn from me .. do not waste a portion of your life on this film.