The Englishman Who Went up a Hill...

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The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain

The movie is set in 1917 and revolves around two English cartographers, the pompous Garrad and his junior, Anson, who arrive at the fictional Welsh village of Ffynnon Garw ("Rough Fountain" in Welsh) to measure its "mountain" - only to cause outrage when they conclude that it is only a hill because it is slightly short of the required 1000 feet. The villagers, aided and abetted by the wily Morgan the Goat and the Reverend Jones (who after initially opposing the scheme, grasps its symbolism in restoring the community's war-damaged self-esteem), conspire with Anson to delay the cartographers' departure while they build an earth cairn on top of the hill to make it high enough to be considered a mountain.

I thought this was a funny and charming movie...

Starring:
Hugh Grant
Colm Meaney
Tara Fitzgerald




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