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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  2 February 1989 (Italy)
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She falls in love with a broken down former NYC hotel doorman, who tells Judith vaguely that he was in the hotel business.

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A penniless middle-aged spinster scrapes by giving piano lessons in the Dublin of the 1950s. She makes a sad last bid for love with a fellow resident of her rundown boarding house, who imagines she has the money to bankroll the business he hopes to open. Written by Morganalee

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Final cinema movie produced by producer Peter Nelson and the final one as a full producer for actor Richard Johnson whose final film with producing duties was as an associate producer on Jump! (2008). See more »

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References Samson and Delilah (1949) See more »

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Prelude Opus 28, No.4
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Music by Frédéric Chopin
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Deeply moving
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An unsparing portrait of a lonely spinster with nothing to go on but her own ever-weakening faith. All the performances are wonderful, but Maggie Smith in the title role is revelatory. One of the best performances by an actress that I've ever seen.


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