2012 Certificate: 12


Two brothers from rural Devon fall for the same woman but are reunited on the battlefields of Flanders in this moving adaptation of the novel by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo. Jack O'Connell and George Mackay lead a fine British cast as the once-inseparable Peaceful boys whose bond is put to the ultimate test by romantic rivalry and the injustice of war. Alexandra Roach plays the object of their affections while Maxine Peake, Frances de la Tour and the late Richard Griffiths all make their mark.


  • Pat O'Connor


  • Jack O'Connell

  • George MacKay

  • Alexandra Roach

  • Richard Griffiths

  • Frances De La Tour

  • John Lynch

  • Maxine Peake