The Four Feathers

The Four Feathers (2002)

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

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
  • Release Date: 2002-09-08
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 514 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 12min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount Pictures
  • Production Country: Morocco, United States of America, United Kingdom
  • Director: Shekhar Kapur
star 6.6/10
From 514 Ratings


A young British officer 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 as symbols of what they view as his cowardice. To redeem his honor, he disguises himself as an Arab and secretly saves their lives.

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  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Benjamin Uttley

    as General Wolseley's Aide-de-Camp (uncredited)
  • John Whitby

    as Horse Rider (uncredited)
Writing Michael Schiffer Screenplay
Production Robert Jaffe Producer
Production Julie Goldstein Executive Producer
Writing A.E.W. Mason Novel
Writing Hossein Amini Screenplay
Production Stanley R. Jaffe Producer
Camera Robert Richardson Director of Photography
Production Paul Feldsher Producer
Editing Steven Rosenblum Editor
Production Marty Katz Producer
Sound James Horner Original Music Composer
Directing Shekhar Kapur Director
Production Laurie Borg Co-Producer
Production Allon Reich Executive Producer
Production John Hubbard Casting
Production Ros Hubbard Casting
Art Allan Cameron Production Design
Art Zack Grobler Art Direction
Art Keith Pain Supervising Art Director
Art Rachid Quiat Assistant Art Director
Art Peter Howitt Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Ruth Myers Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Anita Burger Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Susan Howard Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Lynn Jackett Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Sara Kramer Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Sharon O'Brien Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Jenny Shircore Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Jenny Shircore Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Loulia Sheppard Makeup Artist
Sound Peter Gleaves ADR Mixer
Sound Ruth Sullivan Foley Artist
Sound Mark Taylor Sound Re-Recording Mixer