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Wetherby (1985)

R | | Drama, Mystery | 19 July 1985 (USA)
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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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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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Drama | Mystery

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19 July 1985 (USA)  »

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Il mistero di Wetherby  »

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$37,283 (USA) (21 July 1985)

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$1,299,985 (USA)
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The film won, in a tie with The Woman and The Stranger (1985), the prestigious Golden Bear Award for Best Motion Picture at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1985. See more »

Quotes

Mike Langdon: The problem is: no crime was being commited. Killing yourself is legal even in front of somebody else.
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Crazy Credits

The cast credits are divided up into groups under the following headings: The Wetherby Characters; In the Past; The School; Miss Travers' Class; The Police; and From the University of Essex. See more »

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Referenced in At the Movies: Crossover Dreams/Maxie/Mishima/Plenty (1985) See more »

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David Hare's tribute to, or influence of Pinter
1 June 2002 | by (cherry hill, nj) – See all my reviews



A Pinteresque landscape of a movie. Not quite upper upper class, but upper middleclass, educated, intelligent people, endlessly talking, and trying to "relate". An opening scene that jarred me: Redgrave describing the "sly" look of a student in a literature class. I responded to it as a average thirteen year old nerd would. "Please don't call on me, AND PLEASE DON'T DISCUSS MY LOOKS IN THIS CLASS, OR IN ANY PUBLIC FORUM. YOU'RE KILLING, AND EMBARRASSING ME, TEACHER!" This is a young Judi Dench, and Ian Holm no longer twentysomething, entering middle age. I wonder if they could forsee the international superstardom that would be theirs in a few years? The Richardson and Redgrave clan turns out yet another great contribution to the British stage in the delightful Jolley, Vanessa's daughter in real(not reel) life, playing, you guessed it Vanessa as a young girl. If you had any doubt why I rate London over Hollywood watch this movie. Even if you think it's boring, and, "they talk with funny accents" you can see that these people are artists and are so good the "art" hardly shows. It's not supposed to.


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