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The Hireling (1973)

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A young British woman suffering from depression over the loss of her husband develops an unusual relationship with her chauffeur.

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Steven Ledbetter
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Lady Franklin
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Captain Hugh Cantrip
Caroline Mortimer ...
Connie
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Lady Franklin's mother
Ian Hogg ...
Davis
Christine Hargreaves ...
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Lyndon Brook ...
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Mrs. Hansen
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A young British woman suffering from depression over the loss of her husband develops an unusual relationship with her chauffeur.

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19 July 1973 (Netherlands)  »

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A Lady e o Motorista  »

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Lady Franklin: [Asking Hugh about his wartime experiences] Was it very bad?
Captain Hugh Cantrip: [There is a telling silence: we cannot see his expression because of the shadows]
Lady Franklin: Well, you're back now.
Captain Hugh Cantrip: [as light and shadow flicker across his face] Am I? Sometimes I wonder...
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Disappointing
11 January 1999 | by (Leicester, UK) – See all my reviews

If you have enjoyed the original Hartley book with its subtleties and irony, then this film is going to be a big disappointment. Although the pace and direction of the screenplay are broadly the same, some of the characters are missing and others have extended roles. The revised finale completely loses the harrowing irony and pathos of the book. Ripe for a Merchant/Ivory production...


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