A FIELD IN ENGLAND is the fourth feature film from writer/director Ben Wheatley, whose credits include the highly acclaimed tour-de-force thriller “Kill List,” the Edgar Wright-produced 2012 Cannes Film Festival selection “Sightseers,” and a segment in anthology horror film “The ABCs Of Death”.
Set during the English civil war, it follows a group of deserters who are forced by an alchemist to help him hunt treasure after snacking on wild mushrooms, madness and terror descends. The cast including Michael Smiley (Kill List), Peter Ferdinando (Tony), Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen), Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh), Richard Glover (Sightseers), and Ryan Pope (Ideal).
England: 1648 AD. A small group of deserters flee from a raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured by two men: O’Neil and Cutler. O’Neil (Michael Smiley), an alchemist, forces the group to aid him in his search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field. Crossing a vast mushroom circle, which provides their first meal, the group quickly descend into a chaos of arguments, fighting and paranoia, and, as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they slowly become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field. A Field In England is a psychedelic trip into magic and madness from Ben Wheatley – award-winning director of Down Terrace, Kill List and Sightseers.