The Dig


Review: Basil Brown, an archaeologist, sets out to excavate the Sutton Hoo in 1938.
Director: Simon Stone
Actors: Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Danny Webb, Robert Wilfort, James Dryden, Joe Hurst, Paul Ready, Peter McDonald, Ellie Piercy, Bronwyn James, Monica Dolan, Johnny Flynn, Jack Bennett, John Macmillan, Ken Stott, Arsher Ali, Eamon Farren and Ben Chaplin
Year: 2021
Genre: Biography, Drama and History
Conclusion: 3/5
I have to say that I knew nothing of the Sutton Hoo project before watching this film and I found it to be really interesting. I really enjoyed this film. I thought that the casting and the performances were both magnificent. None of the actors overplayed their roles. Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan give standout performances. One of the things I didn’t enjoy was the storyline between Lily James’ character and also Johnny Flynn’s character. I could be wrong but wasn’t convinced with the storyline and also think that they invented that part of the story just for the film and is pure fiction. Nicole Kidman was originally cast but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts and she was replaced by Carey Mulligan. I really enjoyed the cinematography in this film and thought that Mike Eley had captured the English countryside magnificently. I thought this film was amazing and by the end I also felt really moved by the whole film. 

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