The Bofors Gun (1968)


The story of the inner conflicts and responsibilities of a British soldier serving in the peacetime army in Germany ten years after the war.

Director: Jack Gold.
Writer: John McGrath (adaptation), John McGrath (play).
Stars: Nicol Williamson, Ian Holm, David Warner, Peter Vaughan, John Thaw, Barry Jackson, Richard O’Callaghan, Donald Gee, Barbara Jefford, Gareth Forwood, Geoffrey Hughes, John Herrington.

1969 BAFTA Awards – Winner Best Supporting Actor (Ian Holm)
1969 BAFTA Awards – Nominee Best Actor (Nicol Williamson).



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  1. Daren Kelly
    August 5, 2022

    Thank you for tracki g this dowm!
    Great cast

  2. Wolfgang Jahn
    December 9, 2022

    19:41 “I despise people that are taken in by …”

    GREAT sentence!

    Come to think of me … me too.

  3. Neal
    July 13, 2023

    I recently read about this film on wikipedia under Nicol WIlliamson, and it sounded an intriguing and tense scenario.. A bit dark, but a real acting tour de force, with strikingly realistic characters and very flawed human situations. It’s hard to say which of the two was the most detestable, isn’t it?

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