The Four Feathers
is a 2002 film directed by Shekhar Kapur, starring Heath Ledger
, the latest of several based on the 1902 novel
of the same name by A.E.W. Mason.
The film is set in 1880s Britain
and the Sudan during the Mahdist Revolt
. After resigning from the British Army
the week they were to ship out to fight the Mahdi in the Sudan, Harry Faversham (Ledger) receives four feathersnote
from his friends and his fiancée. Shaken by guilt, he decides to redeem himself by going to the Sudan alone
and find his friends.
This film provides examples of: