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Based on the award winning play by Julian Mitchell, the film explores the effect of Public School life in the 1930's on Guy Bennett as his homosexuality and unwillingness to "play the game" turns him eastwards towards communist Russia. Written by
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You know... What I really hate about cricket, is that it is such a damned good game.
Ah! Judd's Paradox. Of course, cricket is a fundamental part of the capitalist conspiracy.
One only has to observe the two of them seen. There's the Proletariat forced to labour in the field, while the Bourgeoisie indulges in the pleasures of batting and bowling.
I mean, there's every reason to suppose
... that the game ultimately derives from the wholly unjustified right of the ...
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Truly brilliant, although quintessentially English
I was living in France when this film was first released. I had seen the stage play and thoroughly enjoyed it. The film was so good I actually saw it twice over it's opening weekend.
The bulk of the action is set in an English boarding school in the 1930s. This is marvelously portrayed - school bullies, inter house rivalries, the cadet force, cricket - and there is some marvelous interaction between Rupert Everett and Colin Firth. The latter's impassioned defence of Stalin is understated comedy at its finest.
This is a film of great subtlety and beauty, well acted, and underpinned by a haunting soundtrack.
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