History Film / TheFourFeathers

21st Feb '18 12:00:39 PM nombretomado
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The film is set in [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain 1880s]] [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire Britain]] and the Sudan during the [[TheRiverWar Mahdist Revolt]]. After resigning from the [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships British Army]] the week they were to ship out to fight the Mahdi in the Sudan, Harry Faversham (Ledger) receives [[TitleDrop four feathers]][[note]]a symbol of cowardice at the time[[/note]] from his friends and his fiancée. Shaken by guilt, he decides to [[RedemptionQuest redeem himself by going to the Sudan alone]] and find his friends.

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The film is set in [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain 1880s]] [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire Britain]] and the Sudan during the [[TheRiverWar [[UsefulNotes/TheRiverWar Mahdist Revolt]]. After resigning from the [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships British Army]] the week they were to ship out to fight the Mahdi in the Sudan, Harry Faversham (Ledger) receives [[TitleDrop four feathers]][[note]]a symbol of cowardice at the time[[/note]] from his friends and his fiancée. Shaken by guilt, he decides to [[RedemptionQuest redeem himself by going to the Sudan alone]] and find his friends.
1st Jan '18 7:49:55 PM nombretomado
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''The Four Feathers'' is a 2002 film directed by Shekhar Kapur, starring HeathLedger, [[TheFilmOfTheBook the latest of several based on the 1902 novel]] of the same name by A.E.W. Mason.

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''The Four Feathers'' is a 2002 film directed by Shekhar Kapur, starring HeathLedger, Creator/HeathLedger, [[TheFilmOfTheBook the latest of several based on the 1902 novel]] of the same name by A.E.W. Mason.
23rd Dec '17 5:50:18 PM nombretomado
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The film is set in [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain 1880s]] [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire Britain]] and the Sudan during the [[TheRiverWar Mahdist Revolt]]. After resigning from the [[BritsWithBattleships British Army]] the week they were to ship out to fight the Mahdi in the Sudan, Harry Faversham (Ledger) receives [[TitleDrop four feathers]][[note]]a symbol of cowardice at the time[[/note]] from his friends and his fiancée. Shaken by guilt, he decides to [[RedemptionQuest redeem himself by going to the Sudan alone]] and find his friends.

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The film is set in [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain 1880s]] [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire Britain]] and the Sudan during the [[TheRiverWar Mahdist Revolt]]. After resigning from the [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships British Army]] the week they were to ship out to fight the Mahdi in the Sudan, Harry Faversham (Ledger) receives [[TitleDrop four feathers]][[note]]a symbol of cowardice at the time[[/note]] from his friends and his fiancée. Shaken by guilt, he decides to [[RedemptionQuest redeem himself by going to the Sudan alone]] and find his friends.
23rd Nov '17 12:02:16 AM AirofMystery
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* DirtyCoward: Harry is seen as this after he resigns from the unit by his friends, his fiancee, and even [[IHaveNoSon his father]].

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* {{Deconstruction}}: The original novel's Victorian-era values of [[HonorBeforeReason extreme]] [[StiffUpperLip Stoicism]], empire-building, and doing one's social duty are all criticised, and [[TheHero Harry]]'s attempt to single-handedly redeem himself goes pretty badly until he gets help from [[HypercompetentSidekick Abu Fatma]] (although that falls into [[MagicalNegro another trope]]).
* {{Determinator}}: Harry is an ActionSurvivor who repeatedly goes through hell to rescue his friends. Determination is usually all that carries him through.
* DirtyCoward: Harry is seen as this after he resigns from the unit by his friends, his fiancee, and even [[IHaveNoSon his father]].
9th Jul '17 10:26:34 AM nombretomado
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* AnachronismStew: When Faversham and Abou Fatma enter the fort that is held by the Mahdi's army, the soldiers can be heard singing "Tsamina", a 1986 hit song by a Cameroonian group, based on the slang of Cameroonian sharpshooters in WorldWarTwo.

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* AnachronismStew: When Faversham and Abou Fatma enter the fort that is held by the Mahdi's army, the soldiers can be heard singing "Tsamina", a 1986 hit song by a Cameroonian group, based on the slang of Cameroonian sharpshooters in WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
21st May '17 11:24:14 AM nombretomado
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The film is set in [[VictorianBritain 1880s]] [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire Britain]] and the Sudan during the [[TheRiverWar Mahdist Revolt]]. After resigning from the [[BritsWithBattleships British Army]] the week they were to ship out to fight the Mahdi in the Sudan, Harry Faversham (Ledger) receives [[TitleDrop four feathers]][[note]]a symbol of cowardice at the time[[/note]] from his friends and his fiancée. Shaken by guilt, he decides to [[RedemptionQuest redeem himself by going to the Sudan alone]] and find his friends.

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The film is set in [[VictorianBritain [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain 1880s]] [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire Britain]] and the Sudan during the [[TheRiverWar Mahdist Revolt]]. After resigning from the [[BritsWithBattleships British Army]] the week they were to ship out to fight the Mahdi in the Sudan, Harry Faversham (Ledger) receives [[TitleDrop four feathers]][[note]]a symbol of cowardice at the time[[/note]] from his friends and his fiancée. Shaken by guilt, he decides to [[RedemptionQuest redeem himself by going to the Sudan alone]] and find his friends.
1st Jul '16 11:39:31 AM JamesAustin
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Well a British campaign ''was'' fought in the Sudan in 1884. That's about all it gets right. Major points include: The British wore grey not red in the Sudan, the force sent was much larger and comprised of several regiments not just one and most the most egregious flaw, The Battle of Abu Klea was a ''[[YouFailHistoryForever British Victory]]''.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Probably the most egregious flaw, the Battle of Abu Klea was a ''British victory''.
* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: Well Well, a British campaign ''was'' fought in the Sudan in 1884. That's about all it gets right. Major points include: The British wore grey grey, not red red, in the Sudan, the force sent was much larger and comprised of several regiments regiments, not just one and most the most egregious flaw, The Battle of Abu Klea was a ''[[YouFailHistoryForever British Victory]]''.one.



* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Subverted spectacularly with [[spoiler:Abou Fatma during the prison escape]], with a little [[CallBack CallBack]] to an earlier trick that the Mahdi used.

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Subverted spectacularly with [[spoiler:Abou Fatma during the prison escape]], with a little [[CallBack CallBack]] CallBack to an earlier trick that the Mahdi used.



* [[FakeBrit Fake Brits]]: Australian HeathLedger and Americans Wes Bentley and Kate Hudson.

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* [[FakeBrit Fake Brits]]: FakeBrit: Australian HeathLedger Heath Ledger and Americans Wes Bentley and Kate Hudson.
2nd Dec '15 7:48:35 AM Morgenthaler
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26th Nov '15 5:35:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheRiverWar: The setting of the film.
28th Apr '15 10:37:48 AM nombretomado
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The film is set in [[VictorianBritain 1880s]] [[TheBritishEmpire Britain]] and the Sudan during the [[TheRiverWar Mahdist Revolt]]. After resigning from the [[BritsWithBattleships British Army]] the week they were to ship out to fight the Mahdi in the Sudan, Harry Faversham (Ledger) receives [[TitleDrop four feathers]][[note]]a symbol of cowardice at the time[[/note]] from his friends and his fiancée. Shaken by guilt, he decides to [[RedemptionQuest redeem himself by going to the Sudan alone]] and find his friends.

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The film is set in [[VictorianBritain 1880s]] [[TheBritishEmpire [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire Britain]] and the Sudan during the [[TheRiverWar Mahdist Revolt]]. After resigning from the [[BritsWithBattleships British Army]] the week they were to ship out to fight the Mahdi in the Sudan, Harry Faversham (Ledger) receives [[TitleDrop four feathers]][[note]]a symbol of cowardice at the time[[/note]] from his friends and his fiancée. Shaken by guilt, he decides to [[RedemptionQuest redeem himself by going to the Sudan alone]] and find his friends.
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