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Release Date:
2 November 1980 (UK) See more »
Past and present intertwine: An elderly couple returns to the hotel where they became close when they... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Peggy Ashcroft ... Jean Wilsher

Lionel Jeffries ... Bernard Wilsher

Shelagh McLeod ... Young Jean

Peter Chelsom ... Young Bernard
Faith Brook ... Mrs. Wilsher

Martin Shaw ... Jack Butcher
Will Stampe ... Hotel Porter - 1934
Leo Dolan ... Hotel Porter - 1980
Dawn Perllman ... Waitress - 1934
Pik Sen Lim ... Waitress - 1980 (as Pik-Sen Lim)
Howard Attfield ... Waiter
Tracey Eddon ... Girl in Pool
Walter Sparrow ... Boatman
Robert Fyfe ... Vicar
Famous Names ... Rock Group

Directed by
Gavin Millar 
Writing credits
Dennis Potter (written by)

Produced by
Kenith Trodd .... producer
Tony Wharmby .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Ernest Vincze 
Film Editing by
Derek Bain 
Production Design by
John Emery 
Costume Design by
Sue Formston 
Makeup Department
Pauline Green .... makeup supervisor
Sound Department
Andrew Boulton .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Beeks-Sanders .... camera operator
Music Department
Reg Mills .... music mixer

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91 min
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant Dpeiction Of Old Age, 2 July 2007
Author: b-francis from United Kingdom

I first saw this when I was seventeen and I have never forgotten it. Lionel Jeffries and Peggy Ashcroft are unforgettable as the old couple who cannot recapture the past. In flashback we see the past wasn't so glorious either: the young Bernard is patronising and class-conscious and Jean is silly and manipulative. Old age has rarely been presented with such honesty. It's a comfort-less film: if it wasn't for Potter's mischievous wit it would be hard viewing, but still compelling. I got a DVD of it, along with Blade On the Feather and Rain On the Roof and they all still hold up today, but I think this is probably the best of the three.

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