The Dig (2021) – Amazing of Mobi Racer

The Dig (2021) – Amazing of Mobi Racer

The Dig 2021 is a British drama film directed by Simon Stone, adapted from the novel of the same name written by John Preston in 2007, which reimagined Sutton in 1939 Events discovered by Sutton Hoo. It is starred by Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin, Ken Stott, Archie Barnes, and Monica Dolan.

The Dig 2021

It was released for limited release on January 15, 2021, and then streamed on Netflix on January 29, 2021. The film was well received by critics.

The Dig 2021

In 1939, Suffolk’s landlord Edith Pretty hired a local self-taught archaeologist-excavator Basil Brown to deal with her in Woodbridge ( A large tomb in a country estate in Sutton Hoo near Woodbridge. At first, she offered the same money she got from the Ipswich Museum, which was about the minimum agricultural wage, but he said it was not enough. So she increased the offer by 12% to £2 a week (approximately £120 in 2020), which he accepted. His previous employers tried to persuade Brown to work on the Roman villa, which they considered more important. They ignored Brown, who left school at the age of twelve, suggesting that the mound may be Anglo-Saxon, rather than the more common Viking era.

Brown cooperated with some assistants in the manor and slowly dug up a more promising mound. One day, Zhan trench collapsed on him, but he was dug out in time and resurrected. At the same time, he spends more time with the widow Edith and young son Robert, ignoring the daily letters from his wife May. Edith is struggling with health issues, and her doctor warns her to avoid stress.

The Dig 2021
The Dig 2021

Brown was surprised to find iron rivets from the ship, which only made it a cemetery for very different people (such as kings). The famous local archaeologist James Reid Moir tried to participate in the excavation but was refused. Edith hired her cousin Rory Lomax to join the project. News of the discovery spread quickly, and Cambridge archaeologist Charles Phillips arrived, declared the site of national importance, and took over the excavation as ordered by the Agency.

As the war drew near, Philips assembled a large team, including Peggy Piggott, who discovered the first unusual Anglo-Saxon artifacts. Brown was kept just to keep the site in order, but Edith intervened and he resumed excavation. Brown discovered Merovingian Tremissis, which is a small gold coin from the late Antiquity period, and Philips declared that the site has important historical significance. Philips wanted to send all the items to the British Museum, but Edith was worried about the war in London and defended her rights. Interrogation confirmed that she was the owner of the ship and its priceless treasure, but she was disappointed due to the continued decline in health.

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The Dig 2021
The Dig 2021

Peggy was ignored by her husband Stuart and began to fall in love with Rory, but was soon called by the Royal Air Force. Edith decided to donate Suttonhoe’s treasure to the British Museum and asked Brown to recognize his work. She died in 1942.

A note stated that the treasure was hidden in the London Underground during the war and was first displayed nine years after Edith’s death, without mentioning Basil Brown. It was only recently that Brown was fully praised for his contributions, and his name is now permanently displayed with Pretty next to the British Museum.

The Dig 2021
The Dig 2021

The project started in 2006 when the producer Ellie Wood read the manuscript of John Preston’s “The Dig” before its 2007 publication. , And chose the novel to fit the screen. In September 2018, it was announced that Nicole Kidman and Ralph Fiennes were negotiating to star in the film. However, by August 2019, Kidman was no longer involved in the project and Carey Mulligan replaced her. The copyright of this film was also transferred from BBC Films to Netflix. Lily James entered the negotiations and joined the cast in September. In October 2019, Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin, Ken Stott, and Monica Dolan joined the cast line-up.

The main photography started in October 2019 in Shackleford, Surrey-Norrie Grange once stood in the pretty house in Sutton Hoo – the location was shot near Suffolk The original discovery site was carried out.

The Dig 2021
The Dig 2021

The film was released in a limited edition on January 15, 2021. Netflix released the movie for streaming on January 29, 2021.

The Dig 2021
The Dig 2021

The Dig 2021

Directed by
Simon Stone

Writing Credits
Moira Buffini (screenplay)
John Preston (novel)

Cast
Ralph Fiennes as Basil Brown
Stephen Worrall as Ferryman
Danny Webb as John Grateley
Carey Mulligan as Edith Pretty
Archie Barnes as Robert Pretty
Robert Wilfort as Billy Lyons
James Dryden as George Spooner
Joe Hurst as John Jacobs
Paul Ready as James Reid Moir
Peter McDonald as Guy Maynard
Christopher Godwin as Dr. Parry
Ellie Piercy as Mrs. Lyons

Bronwyn James as Ellen McKenzie
Desmond Kaliszewski as Barge Skipper
Monica Dolan as May Brown
Johnny Flynn as Rory Lomax
Jonah Rzeskiewicz as London Man
Jack Bennett as Air Raid Warden
John Macmillan as Dr. Rothman
Ken Stott as Charles Phillips
Arsher Ali as William Grimes
Eamon Farren as John Brailsford
Amelia Stephenson as Amelia
Ben Chaplin as Stuart Piggott

Lily James as Peggy Piggott
Christian Cole as Pilot (uncredited)
Grant Crookes as Police Officer (uncredited)
Eileen Davies as Florence Thompson (uncredited)
Jane Fowler as BBC Reporter (uncredited)
Kate Margo as Journalist (uncredited)
Kevin Nolan as Fisherman (uncredited)
Paul O’Kelly as Policeman (uncredited)
Kemal Shah as Barfly (uncredited)
Chloe Stannage as Teenager (uncredited)
Chris Wilson as British Army Major (uncredited)

Release Dates
New Zealand : 14 January 2021 (limited)
USA : 15 January 2021 (limited)
Argentina : 29 January 2021 (internet)
Australia : 29 January 2021 (internet)
Belgium : 29 January 2021 (internet)
Brazil : 29 January 2021 (internet)
Canada : 29 January 2021 (internet)
Germany : 29 January 2021 (internet)
Spain : 29 January 2021 (internet)
France : 29 January 2021 (internet)
UK : 29 January 2021 (internet)
India : 29 January 2021 (internet)
Italy : 29 January 2021 (internet)

Japan : 29 January 2021 (internet)
Mexico : 29 January 2021 (internet)
Netherlands : 29 January 2021 (internet)
Norway : 29 January 2021 (internet)
Poland : 29 January 2021 (internet)
Portugal : 29 January 2021 (internet)
Russia : 29 January 2021 (internet)
Sweden : 29 January 2021 (internet)
Singapore : 29 January 2021 (internet)
Turkey : 29 January 2021 (internet)
USA : 29 January 2021 (internet)

Also Known As
(original title) : The Dig
Argentina : La excavación
Australia : The Dig
Brazil : A Escavação
Canada (English title) : The Dig
Canada (French title) : The Dig
China (Mandarin title) : 古宝
France : The Dig
Germany : Die Ausgrabung
Greece : Η Ανασκαφή
Hong Kong (Cantonese title) : 考古奪寶
Hungary : Ásatás
India (English title) : The Dig

Italy : La nave sepolta
Japan (Japanese title) : 時の面影
Mexico : La excavación
New Zealand (English title) : The Dig
Poland : Wykopaliska
Portugal : A Grande Escavação
Russia : Раскопки
Slovakia : Vykopávky
Spain : La excavación
Taiwan : 古堡
Turkey (Turkish title) : Kazı
Ukraine : Розкопки
UK : The Dig
USA : The Dig
Vietnam : Cuộc Khai Quật

Filming Locations
Shackleford, Surrey, England, UK
Surrey, England, UK
Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England, UK
Shingle Street, Suffolk, England, UK
RSPB Boyton Marshes, Boyton, Suffolk, England, UK
(Old brick structure scenes)

Filming Dates
1 October 2019

Music by
Stefan Gregory

Cinematography
Mike Eley

Edited by
Jon Harris

Production company
Magnolia Mae Films
Clerkenwell Films

Distributed by
Netflix

Release date
15 January 2021 (United States)

Running time
112 minutes

Country
United Kingdom

Language
English

The Dig 2021
The Dig 2021

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