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It's 1914 and the British Empire's greatest supporter, Rudyard Kipling, is at the peak of his literary fame. Kipling's son, Jack, is determined to play his part in the immiment war with Germany but finds himself rejected due to his poor eyesight. Kipling uses his influence to land Jack a commission in the Irish Guards. Kipling's wife, Caroline, is bitterly upset, failing to see the glory in losing her only son to the war. How will the great writer, torn between his two greatest passions--devotion to King and Country and love for his family--justify the consequences of his actions to himself and his wife?
Originally broadcast as a made-for-TV movie in 2007
Special features: Interview with Daniel Radcliffe, David Haig, and Kim Cattrall; deleted scenes
Director of photography, David Odd ; editor, Tim Murrell ; music, Adrian Johnston ; costume designer, Lorna Marie Mugan ; production designer, Dave Arrowsmith
David Haig, Daniel Radcliffe, Carey Mulligan, Julian Wadham, Martin McCann, Kim Cattrall
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9 enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo., DVD9, NTSC
English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired