#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Two English cartographers visit the small South Wales village of Ffynnon Garw, to measure what is claimed to be the “first mountain inside of Wales”. It’s 1917, and the war in Europe continues. The villagers are very proud of their “mountain”, and are understandably disappointed and furious to find that it is in fact a “hill”. Not to be outwitted by a rule (and the Englishmen who enforce it), the villagers set out to make their hill into a mountain, but to do so they must keep the English from leaving, before the job is done.
Plot: When an English cartographer arrives in Wales to tell the residents of the Welsh village of Ffynnon Garw that their ‘mountain’ is only a hill, the offended community sets out to remedy the situation.
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Charming and Original
Those two adjectives say it all. Hugh Grant is at his best as a shy WWI era officer whose task it is to measure the mountains of Wales. He plays very well against Colm Meaney, a rogue and scoundrel who finds his better nature despite himself.
This film was crippled before an American audience because of its slow pace and long title. The humor is subdued, and often buried under accents that many moviegoers must have been unfamiliar with. But I believe this film only improves with repeated viewings. The actors do a uniformly good job, and play their characters with great heart.
The soundtrack stands out as one of the best as well. It adds to the mystery and beauty of the region and adds a unique feel to the film.
Children may find it too slow and dull, but anyone with an appreciation for a good, heartwarming story will enjoy it. I recommend it in particular to those with a love for the British Isles in general, or Wales in particular.
A real stress-buster
If you have had a hectic or stressful day, and need a cinematic escape, but are tired of the usual sex and violence exploitation films, this quaint little film might be just the cure. “The Englishman ” is a throwback to movies made during a different era, reminding me of such films as “The Quiet Man.”
The film convincingly transports the viewer back to Wales during the WWI years, and introduces many interesting, amusing and delightful characters as a refreshingly original and uncomplicated story is spun out. The cast does an excellent job with its roles and appropriate kudos for Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald, Colm Meaney and Kenneth Griffith have been made in other reviews. However, Ian McNiece deserves special mention as Grant’s superior. Somehow, he manages to be cranky and likable at the same time.
I always pay special attention to the soundtracks and this one by Stephen Endelman features a couple of memorable, bouncing themes that partner perfectly with the mood of the film.
Beautiful cinematography among the green hills of Wales and charming village settings make for a wonderful 99 minute vacation to a simpler time and place.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Christopher Monger
Writer Ifor David Monger (story), Christopher Monger
Actors Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald, Colm Meaney, Ian McNeice
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination.
Production Company Miramax
Sound Mix Dolby, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory Metrocolor, London, UK
Film Length 2,879 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process J-D-C Scope
Printed Film Format 35 mm