This lavish and thrilling treatment of A.E.W. Mason's novel set in 1880s England follows a group of young army officers preparing to fight in the Sudan who are shocked when one of their number, a general's son (Heath Ledger), resigns his commission. Branded a coward by his comrades and his fiancée (Kate Hudson), the soldier undertakes an undercover mission in Africa to redeem his name. Co-stars Wes Bentley, Djimon Hounsou. 130 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; "making of" documentary; featurettes; theatrical trailer.