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Wetherby (1985)

 -  Drama | Mystery  -  19 July 1985 (USA)
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The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

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Jean Travers
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Stanley Pilborough
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Marcia Pilborough
Marjorie Yates ...
Verity Braithwaite
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Roger Braithwaite
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Chrissie
Brenda Hall ...
Landlady
Marjorie Sudell ...
Lilly
Patrick Blackwell ...
Derek - Chrissie's Husband
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Young Jean Travers
Robert Hines ...
Jim Mortimer
Katy Behean ...
Young Marcia
Bert King ...
Mr. Mortimer
Paula Tilbrook ...
Mrs. Mortimer
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Arthur
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The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

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Il mistero di Wetherby  »

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Rumor has it that David Hare created the role of Jean Travers, played by Vanessa Redgrave, in order to examine Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as a product of British history. See more »

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Young Jean Travers: Hiding in the dark. Loving a man in the dark. Never knew any such happiness possible at all.
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References The Third Man (1949) See more »

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Haunting, but occasionally maudlin
19 May 2005 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Besides qualms with the musical score, Wetherby has a killer script, intriguing editing, fantastic acting (Vanessa Redgrave is incredible), and a compelling idea driving the film. The echoes of film noir in the intense, high-contrast lighting and the starkness of the violence was perfect, especially when combined with naked silence. It is more than a story about a disturbed young man who shoots himself in front of an aging school teacher, Jean Travers (Redgrave). That comes early in the film. It is about the psychological consequences for Jean in her life and past, violently revealed through that shocking act. Life can never be normal again. Beneath even the most pleasant veneer lurks sadness, secrets, and dark sexuality.


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