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The Four Feathers
September 2002

Freedom. Country. Honor. Passion. To save his best friend, one man must risk everything he loves.

66% audience score from 259 votes

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Summary
The story, set in 1875, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which symbolize cowardice. To redeem his honor he disguises himself as an Arab and secretly saves the lives of those who branded him a coward.
Facts
This film cost $35 million and has so far returned $30 million.
Runtime is 132 mins.
Genres
  • War
  • Adventure
  • Drama
  • Romance
Cast & Crew
Tags
  • Islam
  • Sex
  • Loyalty
  • Bravery
  • British empire
  • Army
  • Revenge
  • Honor
  • Murder
  • Escape
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