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Shekhar Kapur

The Four Feathers

132' - 2002 - Action, Drama, Adventure - Dialogue: English
Director: Shekhar Kapur Composer: James Horner With: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Djimon Hounsou
The story takes place in 1898 in Sudan. A British officer, Harry Faversham, refuses to obey an order from his superiors and resigns his post just before the battle of Omdurman. He soon receives four white feathers, which are symbols of cowardice, from his three best friends – among whom lieutenant Durrance - and his fiancée, Ethne Eustace, who also ends their engagement. When Harry is reported missing, Durrance tries to seduce Ethne. But when his former comrades are taken hostage by Sudanese rebels, Harry sees an opportunity to disprove the accusations. He goes undercover by donning an Arabian disguise and heads for the Sudan.

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Shekhar Kapur


James Horner


Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Djimon Hounsou


Michael Schiffer, Hossein Amini

Director of Photography

Robert Richardson


Steven Rosenblum


Paul Feldsher, Stanley R. Jaffe, Robert D. Jaffe, Marty Katz

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Countries of production

United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

"The Four Feathers" novel by A.E.W. Mason




Shekhar Kapur
Masoom (1983), Mr. India (1987), Joshilaay (1989), Bandit Queen (1994), Dushmani: A Violent Love Story (1995), Elizabeth (1998), The Four Feathers (2002), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), New York, I Love You (2008), Passage (2009), Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013), Science of Compassion (2016), What's Love Got to Do with It? (2022)

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