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Dienstag, 10. Juni 2014

The Man Who Would Be King - Movie Review 1

The Man Who Would Be King is a 1975 film adapted from the Rudyard Kipling short story of the same title. It was adapted and directed by John Huston and starred Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Saeed Jaffrey, and Christopher Plummer as Kipling (giving a name to the short story's anonymous narrator). The film follows two rogue ex-non-commissioned officers of the Indian Army who set off from late 19th-century British India in search of adventure and end up as kings of Kafiristan.

-From Wikipedia
First time i watch the movie it was  my 13th age and i loved him instantly. Sir Michael Caine, CBE  and Sir Sean Connery, Kt and Christopher Plummer CC, some honorable Actors, best one of the World in my opinion. But we would not forget Saeed Jaffrey, OBE, an exellent indian actor. The movie is an colorfull adventure in the end of the 19th century, a mirror of the society in this part of  Victorian era and there dreams...

An special character of this movie is the Ghurka Billy Fish, the sole survivor of a mapping expedition sent several years earlier. Billy speaks English as well as the local tongue. Acting as translator and interpreter of customs and manners, he smooths the path of Peachy and Danny as they begin their rise, offering their services as military advisors, trainers, and war leaders to the chief of the much-raided village of Er-Heb.
Later, when it becomes clear that the battle is lost, Peachy and Danny offer Billy a horse to escape, but Billy refuses and wishes them luck before courageously charging into the mob with a kukri singlehandedly. Nevertheless, Billy was killed amidst the mob and Peachy and Danny are soon captured.
Sir Sean Connery (front), Sir Michael Caine (behind)

His heroic end, with or without sense, is a smart excample for the truth and imperial persuasion of the nativ elements in HMQ Armies of this time.

German Cinematic

Thats all for the week,
have good one



Monty hat gesagt…

Definitely an excellent movie!
Actually it's one of my favourites.


Admiral Drax hat gesagt…

Nice - I must watch this one!

...and I respectfully recommend this classic: