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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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Il mistero di Wetherby  »

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The film won in a tie with Die Frau und der Fremde (1985) ("The Woman and The Stranger") the prestigious Golden Bear Award for Best Motion Picture at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1985. See more »

Quotes

Jean Travers: [Under opening credits] Liar or lawyer?
Stanley Pilborough: Is there a difference?
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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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Brilliant
22 January 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Brilliant layered film. Love the cinematography and the score - so moving - this is a "cinematic' film - it takes you to another place. I love the moody setting. I read David Hare wanted to show how ordinary lives can have operatic emotions and he captures this with the score. Love the flashbacks and the way the puzzle and mystery slowly forms. All of the different themes and characters add up to a potent emotional cocktail and comment on life, growing up, growing old, dreams and expectations, the search for meaning in our lives. "A girl ran away today". 'Good luck to her". "Yes good luck". I love it when Vanessa Redgraves character feels as if the young guy's spirit is pulling her down and the detective tells her she needs to fight. It seems her broken heart and inner melancholy allowed her to connect to him and his sense of disillusionment with the modern world.


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