GenreDrama, Romance, War Duration CountryUnited Kingdom
WriterKeith Dewhurst, David Leland Release date20 January 1998 (1998-01-20) (Sundance)
12 June 1998 (1998-06-12) (U.S.) Based onLand Girls by Angela Huth Initial releaseJune 12, 1998 (Switzerland) ScreenplayDavid Leland, Keith Dewhurst CastCatherine McCormack (Stella), Rachel Weisz (Ag (Agapanthus)), Anna Friel (Prue (Prudence)), Paul Bettany (Philip), Steven Mackintosh Similar moviesComrades (1986)
TaglineThe story of three young women and the events that would change their lives... The friendships that would stay with them forever... and the loves that would change their hearts.
The land girls trailer 1998
The Land Girls is a 1998 film directed by David Leland and starring Catherine McCormack, Rachel Weisz, Anna Friel, Steven Mackintosh and Ann Bell. It is based on the book Land Girls by Angela Huth.
During both World War I and World War II, the Women's Land Army was set up in the United Kingdom, to recruit women to work at farms where men had left to go to war. Women in the WLA were nicknamed "land girls".
Set in 1941 in the Dorset countryside, three "land girls" arrive on a remote farm. They are an unlikely trio: hairdresser Prue (Anna Friel) is vivacious and sexy, Cambridge University graduate Ag (Rachel Weisz) is quiet and more reserved, and dreamy Stella (Catherine McCormack) is in love with Philip, a dashing Royal Navy officer. Despite their differences, they soon become close friends. The film follows their relationships with each other and the men in their lives in the face of war.
Catherine McCormack as Stella
Rachel Weisz as Ag (Agapanthus)
Anna Friel as Prue (Prudence)
Steven Mackintosh as Joe Lawrence
Tom Georgeson as Mr Lawrence
Maureen O'Brien as Mrs Lawrence
Lucy Akhurst as Janet
Gerald Down as Ratty, Lawrence Farm Hand
Paul Bettany as Philip
Filming locations included the scenic Exmoor National Park, Crowcombe Heathfield station on the West Somerset Railway and Dulverton.
The film cost £6 million.
The film holds a 61% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 18 reviews.