15 certificateRegeneration is a Film programme that first aired in 1997 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Regeneration is a 3 star programme

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Regeneration (1997)

Directed by
Gillies MacKinnon

Powerful, grim and compelling adaptation of Pat Barker's prize-winning novel, set in a Scottish hospital during the First World War. Eminent psychiatrist Captain William Rivers (Jonathan Pryce) questions his values and training when charged with treating victims of shell shock, only to send the soldiers back into active service at the Front.

He is particularly challenged when the poet and decorated soldier Siegfried Sassoon (James Wilby) is declared mentally ill for making an anti-war statement.

Beautifully shot - especially the awesome opening aerial view of a mud-filled battlefield, covered with corpses - it's clear that director Gillies MacKinnon has worked hard. While not always totally successful (the film veers on the over-romanticised), it's still a worthy effort with some excellent performances, particularly from Pryce and Wilby.

Highly recommended.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 110 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1997

Rating:
3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: UK/Canada

Filmed in Colour

Cast

Image for Jonathan PryceJonathan Pryce...Capt. William Rivers
Image for James WilbyJames Wilby...2nd Lt. Siegfried Sassoon
Image for Jonny Lee MillerJonny Lee Miller...2nd Lt. Billy Prior
Stuart Bunce...2nd Lt. Wilfred Owen
Tanya Allen...Sarah
Image for David HaymanDavid Hayman...Maj. Bryce
Image for Dougray ScottDougray Scott...Capt. Robert Graves
John Neville...Dr. Yealland
Paul Young...Dr. Brock
Alastair Galbraith...Capt. Campbell
Eileen Nicholas...Miss Crowe
Image for Julian FellowesJulian Fellowes...Timmons
David Robb...Dr. McIntyre
Image for Kevin McKiddKevin McKidd...Callan
Rupert Procter...Capt. David Burns