God's Own Country

Somewhere in Yorkshire there lives a young farmer johnny. He lives a normal life in the British wilderness, where only drinking and single sex. Realizing that can not cope with the farm, he hires a young Romanian migrant Gheorge. ... Hires and falls in love with him — for the first time in my life.

  • Francis Lee

Release Date: 2017-10-25
IMDb icon 7.7/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 1h:44m
Mufi Clare
14 February 2018 | 10:16

The main character, — he johnny — lived on a farm most of his life and now, forced by the incapacity of his father, gradually takes over all into their own hands. It works with am to the evening, cleaning the stables, driving sheep and taking cows birth but each time fails all often, totally indifferent to work.

Reality johnny hisses and dirty; footage of gray, devoid of hope of life of the heroes of stone wall to stand before the audience, accompanied by constant variety of household sounds, involuntarily forcing to have that the discomfort in which the characters live.

Food, work, then again food, casual sex, the time from time, more like an act of self-destruction than love, work, alcohol, alcohol, alcohol.

Now change the conditions of the problem and add to him calm, hardworking Romanian Gheorghe with a soft heart and compassionate concern for all around. Push it is an amazing ability to give life with an angular, barbed cynicism johnny. Add newborn lambs and a broken fence.

Can love to turn this land the garden of Eden, before the earth is dragged through loving in dirt and will break his all the bones?

Can man to save man?

"God's earth" will start bending over the toilet johnny will continue the dirty details of the sad everyday life, abundantly bathing the viewer in scenes of physical and spiritual lows of the hero, and finish with a feeling of incredible lightness. Despite the relatively small amount of dialogue in the film, mental anguish each of characters felt very acutely; this picture fans of psychological drama, where to feel need much more than understand.

Actors, Josh O'connor in the role of johnny and Alec Secareanu in the role Gheorghe, blended in their characters, as soon each joint scene in the movie looks convincing almost to shudder.

Of 9 10

Rosabelle Thom
20 November 2017 | 11:20

The debut feature film Francis Li "God's earth" reminds us once again that the submissive love any gender identity.

it is very beautiful, but lonely

On the family farm in Yorkshire with father (Ian HART) and grandmother (Gemma Jones) lives a country boy johnny (Josh O'connor). Providing in agriculture and livin ' my life in the evenings in bars, the main character likes to get drunk to nausea disposable to indulge in carnal pleasures. Have father serious problems with health of-and which he can not follow the economy. Grandmother because of their age a little easier duties johnny, holding in their hands the condition at home. Soon they know what to take care of the kid about the farm yourself harder and hire a Romanian immigrant George (Alec Secareanu). As supposed ultimate representative of the country, the first time johnny and makes that releases the barbs and taunts of the address of the Romanian realizing all the emotional thrill with both sides.

we spring home — the most beautiful time of the year

The picture can be divided into several parts, in which events flow smoothly from one in another detail showing the audience all the moments of becoming a completely different person. Thanks to the work of the operator (Joshua James Richards), the viewer can literally feel johnny hard physically after drinking in the bar or mentally, after a hard day on the farm, surrounded by gray-green landscapes that are familiar to British movie. Even the heroes themselves are not once talking about the beauty of the land. Dialogues with George is not long-winded, but not so important when the viewer watches them the glances, touches and hears clearly tense breath.

Romanians shows what is real feelings and emotions, he gives the same care and tenderness that the guy is not enough, opens the beauty of the world and teaches us to see the beauty around. Thanks to a fairly rapid narration, the viewer sees how changes the character, its behaviour, thoughts and actions. Johnny stops closing in yourself and begins to appreciate the real feelings, whether care the grandmother experiences for health of father or timid love to George. O'conner pair Scarano — sometimes awkward, but in the same time sensual and reduce mind sight. And the Romanian immigrant, is like a bright ray of sunlight suddenly illuminated the vast foggy expanse of the British provinces and grey hopeless life of johnny.

Now everything is on your shoulders

The tape is partly biographical. Francis Lee, as an openly gay man just after the 20th anniversary, escaped from the Yorkshire dales, wanting to become an actor. A career in this direction does not specified, but now the viewer has the opportunity to witness it Director at the same time, personal stories in a one person. Not reason is the film dubbed the British "Brokeback mountain". In addition to the coincidences in the names of Directors and awards in direction, both creations turned passionate and emotional, with a similar energy. "God's land" on the output seems a little more uncompromising, honest and less forbidden. The picture makes it clear that regardless of gender identity everyone is able to have real feelings. With appearance of life of a specific person, anyone can change and begin to appreciate what it would seem, will remain insignificant.


History, makes you wonder about how high feelings can change even the most difficult nature.

8 from 10

Inna Corabelle
26 January 2018 | 09:01

Johnny — the usual British farmer gopovatogo type who lives in a country house with a father grandmother, herding cows and sheep, taking from their birth, shoveling the manure. And at the same time hangs in a local bar and periodically takes guys for quick one-off sex. This vicious circle continues until as long as his farm there is a new employee of the Romanian migrant Gheorge, who falls in love with johnny. Here can only a hardened cynic, living in physical and spiritual dirt, to find yourself the heart warm and light feelings to someone?

This picture can be described as the complete antithesis of the recently released romantic masterpiece "Call me her name" instead of the high poetic language — the harsh reality earthiness stuffy, warm and Sunny Italy was replaced by a cold and inhospitable wasteland of the English autumn, there is even a dialogue with the father closer to the finale (only significantly weaker), and soft touch transfer of passion using nothing but kisses and embrace the here is replaced by repulsive sex. Movie seriously dirty — the abundance of physiologies like poking your hands stained with cow's ass (thank God that not each other — and this very much), sheep childbirth and resuscitation of the lambs/calves fill the screen sexual intercourse to happen in the toilets, it in the trailers, then almost not in the muck and removed most uncomfortable way. It is clear that is a way to create a certain atmosphere and demonstration of the image of the main character, from all this filth has to return to human form pure love. But in such psychological detail the Director and writer Francis Lee already do not too strong — by the screen of his partially autobiographical history, it demonstrates good life and spirit province of its austere beauty and at the same time suffocating feeling of the rural swamps of which is not out and predictable Frank sex scenes (orientation of the Director speaks for yourself).

Narrating the awakening the senses, it tries too hard to please first and foremost theme of the audience, keen to show more physiology and bodies than dissecting the soul. Psychological metamorphosis, reactions and actions main characters and relatives of johnny not always convincing and undergo important changes suddenly, without any clear evidence on the screen. In the desire to create a better future for the characters the Director also straightforward, as if he wants to please the audience, and the main theme of the whole story can be read one paraphrased quote from "Fifty shades of freedom": "they taught me how to fuck, he taught me to love". And if the leading actors from can easily go on explicit scenes, then the more subtle and heartfelt moments are worse than what most impressed with Gemma Jones in the role of grandmother of johnny, forced to be torn between doing the Laundry, cooking, and care sick father, secretly suffering from the difficulties of reconciliation with lifestyle story, secret passions which she it all understand. For a very educated audience.

How long is God's Own Country?
2h 24m
Who is the director of the movie God's Own Country?
This tv-show was directed by Francis Lee.
What is the genre of God's Own Country?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, Romance, Best Drama Movies 2017, Best Romance Movies 2017, Best movies 2017.
Who starred in God's Own Country?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Josh O'Connor, Gemma Jones, Harry Lister Smith, Ian Hart, Alec Secareanu.
What is God's Own Country IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.7.
When was God's Own Country released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2017-10-25.