The Four Feathers

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The Four Feathers

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The Four Feathers

Release Date: September 08, 2002

Year    :   2002
Slogan    :   «Freedom. Country. Honor. Passion. To save his best friend, one man must risk everything he loves.»
Genres    :   War, Drama, Romance, Action, Adventure
Production Companies    :   Paramount, Miramax, Jaffilms Inc., Belhaven Limited, Blinding Edge Pictures, Dune Films, Marty Katz Productions
Director    :   Shekhar Kapur
Producers    :   Paul Feldsher, Paul Feldsher, Allon Reich, Julie Goldstein, Marty Katz, Stanley R. Jaffe, Robert Jaffe, Laurie Borg
Writers    :   Michael Schiffer, A.E.W. Mason, Hossein Amini
RunTime    :   132 mins.
Budget    :   35000000
Revenue    :   29882645

The story, set in 1885, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which symbolize cowardice. To redeem his honor he disguises himself as an Arab and secretly saves the lives of those who branded him a coward.

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