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The L-Shaped Room (1962)

 -  Drama  -  20 November 1962 (UK)
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Jane, a young French woman, pregnant and unmarried, takes a room in a seedy London boarding house, which is inhabited by an assortment of misfits. She considers getting an abortion, but is ... See full summary »

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Jane, a young French woman, pregnant and unmarried, takes a room in a seedy London boarding house, which is inhabited by an assortment of misfits. She considers getting an abortion, but is unhappy with this solution. She falls into a relationship with Toby, a struggling young writer who lives on the first floor. Eventually she comes to like her odd room, and makes friends with all the strange people in the house. But she still faces two problems: what to do with her baby, and what to do with Toby. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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"Sex is not a forbidden word!"

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20 November 1962 (UK)  »

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A Mulher que Pecou  »

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The Smiths open their album 'The Queen Is Dead' with the scene of the character Mavis leading a chorus of "Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty." See more »

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Toby and Jane wait to cross a road as marchers go by. Toby is smoking a fresh cigarette. When they cross, his cigarette is gone and his hand is in his pocket. See more »

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Concerto No. 1 in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra
Written by Johannes Brahms
Performed by Peter Katin (piano)
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Forgotten, but marvelous
21 June 1999 | by (Calgary, AB) – See all my reviews

It's a shame this film has been all but forgotten. It's an excellent drama and character study, and features a career best performance from Leslie Caron, as an unwed pregnant French woman at a London boarding house. Though they all want her to get an abortion for various reasons, she refuses, and this forces them all to emerge from their shells and become a framework of friendship and love. The ending is sad, and just about perfect. The fact that time has neglected it is a true shame.


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