A Merry War


1h 41m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Gordon Comstock is a copywriter at an ad agency where his girlfriend Rosemary is a designer. He promptly resigns to become "a poet and a free man." Although many of his friends express reservations, Gordon is not to be detered in his determination to write and lodges in a one-room apartment while wo

Film Details

Also Known As
Merry War
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
FIRST LOOK/FIRST LOOK PICTURES
Location
Ealing Studios, London, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

Gordon Comstock is a copywriter at an ad agency where his girlfriend Rosemary is a designer. He promptly resigns to become "a poet and a free man." Although many of his friends express reservations, Gordon is not to be detered in his determination to write and lodges in a one-room apartment while working in a bookstore. However, the glamour of being a penniless artist wears off quickly when the rejection slips begin to arrive. Not until Gordon experiences real poverty in a grungy working-class district away from his supportive friends does he grow up and make some real life choices.

Film Details

Also Known As
Merry War
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
FIRST LOOK/FIRST LOOK PICTURES
Location
Ealing Studios, London, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States August 28, 1998

Released in United States Summer August 28, 1998

Released in United States on Video February 9, 1999

Released in United States November 1997

Released in United States June 1998

Shown at London Film Festival (Opening Night) November 6-23, 1997.

Shown at Florida Film Festival (Opening Night) June 12-21, 1998.

Began shooting March 17, 1997.

Completed shooting April 24, 1997.

Limited Release in United States August 28, 1998

Released in United States Summer August 28, 1998

Released in United States on Video February 9, 1999

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown at London Film Festival (Opening Night) November 6-23, 1997.)

Released in United States June 1998 (Shown at Florida Film Festival (Opening Night) June 12-21, 1998.)