| Drama, Romance
While Europe stands on the brink of World War I in Autumn 1913, Sir Randolph Nettleby hosts a weekend of shooting on his estate for European aristocrats.
Lady referred to Anton Chekhov. The Russian writer also wrote a novel titled "The Shooting Party" in 1884.
Sir Randolph Nettleby:
You don't approve of our sport, I fear.
Cornelius Cardew: It's not my idea of sport! It's my idea of murder!
In the outdoor scenes we regularly hear the sound of a willow warbler singing. The bare trees indicate that the film is set in the winter. Willow warblers spend the winter in Africa so would not be heard in England at this time of year.
Opening credits prologue: Autumn 1913
Closing credits epilogue:
Captain Lionel Stephens MC killed in action Ypres 1915
Oberstleutenant Count Tibor Rakessyi killed in action Stobykhva 1916
Lieutenant Marcus Nettleby killed in action Delville Wood, The Somme 1916
Lance-Sergeant Walter Weir died of wounds Gallipoli 1915
Private John Hoskins killed in action Passchendaele 1917