The Four Feathers

Freedom. Country. Honor. Passion. To save his best friend, one man must risk everything he loves.

The Four Feathers (2002)


The story, set in 1885, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which symbolize cowardice. To redeem his honor he disguises himself as an Arab and secretly saves the lives of those who branded him a coward.

Director: Shekhar Kapur
Writers: Michael Schiffer, Hossein Amini.

The Four Feathers Vodly
Vodly Score: 6.6/10 from 399 votes
Release Date: 2002-09-08
Status: Released
Run time: 132 min / 2:12
Budget: $35,000,000
Revenue: $29,882,645
Production Companies : Paramount, Miramax, Jaffilms Inc., Belhaven Limited, Blinding Edge Pictures, Dune Films, Marty Katz Productions
Production Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America


Heath Ledger
as Harry Faversham
Wes Bentley
as Jack Durrance
Kate Hudson
as Ethne Eustace
Djimon Hounsou
as Abou Fatma
Alex Jennings
as Colonel Hamilton
Michael Sheen
as William Trench
Lucy Gordon
as Isabelle
James Cosmo
as Col. Sutch
Angela Douglas
as Aunt Mary
Daniel Caltagirone
as Gustave
Mohamed Bouich
as Sudanese Storyteller
Campbell Brown
as Dervish Ansar
Andy Coumbe
as Colonel Other Regiment
Karim Doukkali
as Egyptian Orderly
Megan Hall
as Millie
James Hillier
as Drunken Corporal
Nick Holder
as British Lion
Alexandra Kabi
as Woman in Red Veil
Julio Lewis
as Saadi
Craig McDonald
as Wounded Captain
Lionel Mahop
as Dervish Captain
Richard Manlove
as British Corporal
Kris Marshall
as Edward Castleton
Manar Mohamed
as Youssef
Marouazi Mohammed
as Dervish Sniper
Nider Mohamed
as Mullah
Anna Diafe Ndiaye
as Dinka Slavegirl
Medoune Ndiaye
as Gentle Faced Porter
Deobia Oparei
as Idris-Es-Saier
Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni
as Hassan
Charles Pemberton
as Impressario
Rupert Penry-Jones
as Tom Willoughby
Tim Pigott-Smith
as General Feversham
Mohamed Quatib
as Ibrahim
Laila Rouass
as Maya
Hugh Ross
as Regimental Priest
Thioumbe Samb
as Dinka Slavegirl
Mark Tonderai
as Egyptian Orderly
Alek Wek
as Aquol
Alex Zorbas
as Egyptian Orderly
Bruce Lawrence
as British Soldier
Rhidian Bridge
as British Soldier (uncredited)
Gary Bunn
as British Soldier (uncredited)
Christian Coulson
as Drummer Boy (uncredited)
Ray Donn
as British Cavalry Officer (uncredited)
James Embree
as British Cavalry Officer (uncredited)
Natalie Hallam
as High Class Lady (uncredited)
Hugo Hedley
as British Troop (uncredited)
Serena Lorien
as Crying Widow (uncredited)
Cassie Newby
as Period Dancer (uncredited)
Ben Uttley
as General Wolseley's Aide-de-Camp (uncredited)
John Whitby
as Horse Rider (uncredited)


Camera Robert Richardson Director of Photography
Sound James Horner Original Music Composer
Editing Steven Rosenblum Editor
Production Paul Feldsher Producer
Production Paul Feldsher Executive Producer
Production Allon Reich Producer
Production Julie Goldstein Executive Producer
Production Marty Katz Producer
Production Stanley R. Jaffe Producer
Directing Shekhar Kapur Director
Writing Michael Schiffer Screenplay
Writing A.E.W. Mason Novel
Writing Hossein Amini Screenplay
Production Robert Jaffe Producer
Production Laurie Borg Co-Producer

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