The Monocled Mutineer DVD


A soldier in the First World War Percy Toplis was a rake rogue and master of disguise who became the most wanted man in Britain. This is a BAFTA-winning story of high romance hilarious impudence and savage retribution. Adapted by Alan Bleasdale from the book by William Allison and John Fairley.

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27 August 2007
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320 minutes 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.  The Monocled Mutineer tells the story of a World War One mutiny which took place at the harsh British training Camp Etaples, France in 1917 on the eve of the Passchendaele battle. Set in the trenches, it follows the life of the leader of the main British Mutiny, Percy Toplis. Toplis was a rake, rogue and master of disguise who became the most wanted man in Britain. This is a story of high romance, hilarious impudence and savage retribution. Actors Paul McGann, Cheri Lunghi & Penelope Wilton Director Jim O'Brien Certificate 15 years and over Year 1986 Screen Fullscreen 4:3 Languages English - Dolby (2.0) Stereo

Alan Bleasdale provides the script for this drama based on actual events during the First World War. After leading a rebellion at the Etaples training camp in northern France just prior to the Battle of Passchendaele, Private Percy Toplis (Paul McGann) adopts a monocle, disguises himself as an officer and escapes. He begins an affair with Dorothy (Cheri Lunghi), a beautiful young widow, but it is not long before the army are on his trail.