Begging the Ring (1979)

Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Before World War One, Britain had never had to resort to conscription ("the draft") to put enough people into uniform to fight its wars. In this movie, set in 1916 in a remote region in the north of Cornwall, the seriousness of the war, the military, and the draft have not become clear to the populace. When a young factory worker has a choice between reporting on time to his draft board, or engaging in a wrestling match on which most of the locals have placed bets, his choice seems simple enough.



military, military-draft