Share

Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: TBD

In Love and War Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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

Crew

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