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This romantic historical drama is based on the diaries of Agnes Von Kurowsky, who while serving as a nurse during World War I had a love affair with a young man who would later become one of the great literary figures of the 20th century, Ernest Hemingway. In 1918, 18-year-old Hemingway has volunteered to fight in the great war; while he goes into battle imagining it to be a lark, he soon discovers that the realities of warfare are far more grim, and during a shelling attack in Italy, his leg is severely wounded. Hemingway has taken a great deal of shrapnel, and the doctors at the field hospital decide that amputation would be the quickest and most effective way to deal with the injury. However, the idea of losing a leg horrifies Hemingway, and he pleads with Agnes (Sandra Bullock), the Austrian nurse looking after him, not to let the doctors cut off his limb. Moved by Hemingway's concern, Agnes convinces the doctors to pursue other treatments, and she looks after him during his long and difficult convalescence. Love and passion bloom between the young and naive soldier and the 26-year-old nurse, but while he's eager for her to return home with him as he follows his muse as a writer, she regards him not as the love of her life but as a passing fling and thinks that he's too young to marry. Agnes eventually sends Hemingway a "Dear John" letter; later Hemingway would use her as the basis for several characters in his novels and short stories, not always flatteringly. In Love and War was directed by Richard Attenborough, previously an Academy Award winner for Gandhi. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Sandra Bullock
as Agnes von Kurowsky
Chris O'Donnell
as Ernest Hemingway
MacKenzie Astin
as Henry Villard
Emilio Bonucci
as Domencio Caracciolo
Ingrid Lacey
as Elsie "Mac" MacDonald
Margot Steinberg
as Mabel "Rosie" Rose
Carlo Croccolo
as town mayor
Kay Hawtry
as Grace Hemingway
Rebecca Craig
as Elena Crouch
Wendi Peters
as Rahn, Emily
Rodger Barton
as Sun Times Reporter
Richard Blackburn
as Tribune Reporter
Philippe Leroy
as Count Sergio Caracciolo
Lauren Booth
as Anna Sconlon
Reno Porcaro
as Italian photographer
Roseline Garland
as Carol Hemingway
Terence Sach
as porter
Doreen Mantle
as Emilia
Bruno Majean
as Alberto Zardini
Gil Filar
as boy
Elena Smirnowa
as Leicester Hemingway
Maria Petrucci
as Sonia
Cyril Taylor
as maitre d'
Vincenzo Ricotta
as Italian officer
Milan Rosandic
as waiter
George Rossi
as Triage Medic
Tracy Hostmyer
as Ruth Harper
Kaethe Cherney
as Veta Markley
Valeria Fabbri
as Anna Maria
Raph Taylor
as Francesco
Bruce Lidington
as American surgeon
Richard Fitzpatrick
as mailman
Colin Stinton
as Tom Burnside
Laura Nardi
as Teresa
Vincenzo Nicoli
as Enrico Biscaglia
Ian Kelly
as Jimmy McBride
Avery Saltzman
as Oak Leaves Reporter
Laura Martelli
as Isabella Caracciolo
Rocco Quarzell
as Roberto Zardini
Joseph Long
as Italian doctor
Diane Witter
as Adele Brown
Noah Reid
as boy
Quinto Rolman
as Italian Man
Tara Hugo
as Katherine "Gumshoe" De Long
Gigi Vivan
as Italian child
Colin Fox
as Dr Hemingway
Giuseppe Bonato
as grandfather
Todd Curran
as Skip Talbot
Matthew Sharp
as Larkin, Joseph
Alan Bennett
as porter
Tom Goodman-Hill
as Houston Kenyon

Crew

Richard Attenborough
Director
Richard Attenborough
Producer
Dimitri Villard
Producer
James Nagel
Book Author
Dimitri Villard
Screenwriter
Anna Hamilton Phelan
Screenwriter
Dimitri Villard
Screen Story
Allan Scott
Screenwriter
Allan Scott
Screen Story
Clancy Sigal
Screenwriter
Roger Pratt
Cinematographer
Eliza Thompson
Musical Direction/Supervision
George Fenton
Composer (Music Score)
Mark Kaufman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Lesley Walker
Editor
Stuart Craig
Production Designer
Neil Lamont
Supervising Art Director
Aurelio Crugnola
Art Director
Michael Lamont
Art Director
John King
Art Director
Guy Lalande
Art Director
Diana Hawkins
Co-producer
Chris Kenny
Supervising Producer
Janis Rothbard Chaskin
Associate Producer
Sara Risher
Executive Producer
Stephenie McMillan
Set Designer
Penny Rose
Costume Designer
Stephanie McMillan
Set Decorator
Pierre L'heureux
Set Decorator
Anne Galea
Set Decorator
Simon Kaye
Sound/Sound Designer
Marie-Josee Leroux
First Assistant Director
Jerry Daly
First Assistant Director
Patrick Clayton
First Assistant Director
Luca Lachin
First Assistant Director
Sean Clayton
First Assistant Director
Terry Madden
First Assistant Director
Normand Labelle
First Assistant Director
Simon Ransley
Camera Operator
Jeremy Zimmerman
Casting
Rene Haynes
Casting
Tim Cavagin
Sound Mixer
Dean Humphreys
Sound Mixer
Clare Walker
Casting
Emily Glatter
Production Coordinator
Hugh Harlow
Location Manager
Leila Kirkpatrick
Production Coordinator
Mike Crouch
Dialogue Editor
Peter Holt
Foley Editor
Roy Burge
Dialogue Editor
Sallie Evans
Makeup
Sue Honeyborne
Costume/Wardrobe
Adrianna A.J. Cohen
Production Executive
Alex Lambert
Makeup
Enrico Ballarin
Location Manager
Andre Duval
Hair Styles
Trefor Proud
Second Unit Makeup
Christiane Fattori
Makeup
Eddie Stacey
Stunts Coordinator
Helene Ross
Production Coordinator
Judi Bunn
Unit Production Manager
Antony Hunt
Visual Effects Supervisor
Pauline Griffiths
Foley Artist
Rick Mietkowski
Motion Control Camera
Hilary Haines
Hair Styles
Ladis Zanini
Location Manager
Wanda Kelly
Second Unit Makeup
Nikki Clapp
Script Supervisor
Suzanne Clegg
Script Supervisor
Carla Fry
Executive in Charge of Production
Raffaele Battistelli
Special Effects Supervisor
Jeremy Woodhead
Makeup
Luisa Amendola
Location Manager
George Fenton
Conductor
Jeremy Woodhead
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Arthur Wooster
Second Unit Director
Guido Cerasuolo
Unit Production Manager
Tim Wooster
Second Unit Camera
Richard Lalonde
Unit Production Manager
Mario Nadeau
Unit Production Manager
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