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Shuttlecock (1993)

| Drama, Mystery, War | 2015 (USA)
Major James Prentis VC (Sir Alan Bates) is a British spy of World War II and war hero who goes under the code name of "Shuttlecock". Alienated from his family and children, he ends up in a mental institution in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Andrew Piddington
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Bates ... Major James Prentis VC
Lambert Wilson ... John Prentis
Kenneth Haigh ... Dr. Quinn
Jill Meager Jill Meager ... Marian Prentis
Gregory Chisholm Gregory Chisholm ... Martin Prentis
Beatrice Buchholz Beatrice Buchholz ... Beatrice Carnot
John Cassady ... Eddie
Arthur Cox ... Fizz / Fox
David Ryall ... Pound
Jacqui Sedlar Jacqui Sedlar ... Jenny
Dominic Chesterton Dominic Chesterton ... Peter Prentis
João Perry João Perry ... Eric
Luísa Barbosa Luísa Barbosa ... Ana
Fernando Castelo Fernando Castelo
Dick Beauchamp Dick Beauchamp ... German Officer
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Major James Prentis VC (Sir Alan Bates) is a British spy of World War II and war hero who goes under the code name of "Shuttlecock". Alienated from his family and children, he ends up in a mental institution in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Drama | Mystery | War

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Language:

English

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2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sins of a Father See more »

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England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color
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Nearly at the end of the credits there is the following: '"SHUT TLE COCK" (shu' el kok), A rounded piece of cork stuck with feathers that is struck back and forth in badminton.' See more »

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a haunting film
12 March 2005 | by Fouad RealboxSee all my reviews

A film with an extraordinary cinematography and music. Acting by Alan Bates and Lambert Wilson is excellent. The atmosphere of the film between past and present is extremely well rendered. Music by Garbarek adds to the haunting feeling. Although the end scene is not convincing, the film is very interesting and compelling to watch. I saw it twice and was equally fascinated. The cinematography of Denus Lenoir is simply amazing, it all looks like Rembrandt paintings. Alan Bates is amazing,as usual, in the role of man broken by his guilt and victim of a cruel ordeal. It was shot in Portugal and the UK. I highly recommend this film that I saw by accident on a TV channel. I think it is was never released in theaters.


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