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

Synopsis: Two English cartographers visit the small South Wales village of Ffynnon Garw, to measure what is claimed to be the "first mountain inside of Wales". It's 1917, and the war in Europe continues. The villagers are very proud of their "mountain", and are understandably disappointed and furious to find that it is in fact a "hill". Not to be outwitted by a rule (and the Englishmen who enforce it), the villagers set out to make their hill into a mountain, but to do so they must keep the English from leaving, before the job is done.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Christopher Monger
Production: Miramax
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

- What`s it called ?

- [ Together ] Ffynnon Garw.

[ Garrad Laughs ] Goodness gracious,

these Welsh names.

Would you mind

saying that again ?

''Fuh-non Gar-rue,'' man.

lt`s simple. Listen.

l`ll write it down

for you now...

so you can get it right

on your map doings.

Thank you. Thank you very much.

Of course, it will only appear

if it`s over a thousand feet.

Don`t be twp, man.

That`s well over a thousand.

[ Snickers ]

Now then.

Oh, eh--

Excuse me.

- l think--

- You ready for another ?

You can keep the change,

Mr. Morgan !

Thank you, Miss Elizabeth.

Thank you very much.

Ooh, that Morgan !

Look, sorry.

Could l please have a pint of bitter ?

No need to get

all English about it.

Hey, the English are

in the pub, and they say they

come to measure the mountain.

All this way

just to measure our mountain.

Measuring it ?

Well, who needs to know

the height of a mountain, l ask.

[ Fly Buzzing ]

- Another drink, gentlemen ?

- [ Garrad ] Ah-ha ! No. No.

- No, thank you. Most hospitable.

- Yes, no, no, thanks.

- Anything else l can be getting you ?

- No.

All right then. l`ll be taking the dog

for a walk. See you in the morning.

Oh, there is one thing.

l know it`s hard to find staff

in this time of war, but we will

require an assistant.

Someone quite strong,


l think you will find that

His Majesty`s Ordnance Survey...

will provide

equitable remuneration.

They`ll pay,

but not very much.


Well, those that aren`t

in France are down the mines.

-Of course, there`s Johnny Shellshocked.

-Sorry. Who ?

Johnny Jones, back from the war.

Gone a little doodle-alley-tap.

- He lives with his sister,

poor thing. But strong.

- Oh, l see.

As long as you don`t

expect him to talk... or think.

[ Garrad ] We will require

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