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Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

Summary: Daisy (Saoirse Ronan), an American teenager, is sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings, and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund (George MacKay). But on the fringes of their idyllic summer days are tense news reports of an escalating conflict in Europe. As the UK falls into a violent, chaotic military state, Daisy finds herself hiding and fighting to survive. [Magnolia Pictures]
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Runtime: 101 min
Rating: Rated R for violence, disturbing images, language and some sexuality.
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Production: Film4
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Language: English
Home Release Date: Feb 11, 2014
Director Credit
Kevin Macdonald Director
Writer Credit
Jack Thorne Writer
Jeremy Brock Writer
Meg Rosoff Writer
Penelope Skinner Writer
Tony Grisoni Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Anna Chancellor Aunt Penn
Danny McEvoy Joe
George MacKay Edmond
Harley Bird Piper
Saoirse Ronan Daisy
Tom Holland Isaac
Cast Credit
Amy Dawson Beaten Woman
Anna Chancellor Aunt Penn
Boyd Rogers Soldier
Carl Sykes Villager
Clive Shaw Soldier Corporal (Wmik Driver)
Colin Oliver Army Sergent
Corey Johnson Consular Official
Danny McEvoy Joe
Darren Morfitt Sergeant
Des McAleer Major McEvoy
George MacKay Edmond
Harley Bird Piper
Jonathan Rugman News Reporter
Julian Gillard Commanding Officer
Natasha Jonas Woman In Truck
Nav Sidhu Checkpoint Soldier
Sabrina Dickens Guerilla Soldier Girlfriend
Saoirse Ronan Daisy
Sarah Barnett Female Soldier
Sophie Ellis Farm Girl
Sophie Stanton Woman In Truck
Stella Gonet Mrs. McEvoy
Tom Holland Isaac
Tony Arvanitis Soldier Slaps Woman
Producer Credit
Alasdair Flind Producer
Andrew Ruhemann Producer
Charles Steel Producer
John Battsek Producer
Nicole Stott Associate Producer
Nigel Williams Executive Producer
Piers Wenger Executive Producer
Robert Walak Executive Producer
Rosa Romero Line Producer
Tessa Ross Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: