Regeneration Regeneration is the story of four men. Rivers is hovering on the edge of a breakdown as a result of his close involvement with his shattered patients. Siegfrield Sassoon is a brilliant and heroic soldier who is by no means mentally disturbed, but has been sent to the asylum as punishment for publishing an illegal pamphlet opposing war.
It is also the story of Wilfred Owen who receives inspiration from Sassoon enabling him to write the finest poetry to emerge from the first World War and finally, it is the story of Billy Prior, an officer of humble origins who rose quickly through the ranks, but as a result of the horrors he has witnessed in the trenches has been rendered mute.

Regeneration questions whether those who have been broken by war and those like the Sassoon, whose moral courage has removed them from the battle front, can achieve 'regeneration'. Rivers struggles with the morality of sending 'cured' men back to the front. Has he made the soldiers sane enough to return to war, or mad enough?

No Persons Under 13 No Persons Under 13 (Violence)
91 minutes

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CastJonathan Pryce, James Wilby, Jonny Lee Miller
DirectorGillies Mackinnon
Formats VHS
SA DistributorNu Metro

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