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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)

A middle-aged spinster falls in love with a fellow resident of her boardinghouse, who mistakenly believes she has the money to help him start a new 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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2 February 1989 (Italy)  »

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A Paixão Solitária de Judith Hearne  »

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$523,091 (USA)
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Final theatrical feature film directed by Jack Clayton. 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
Arranged by Rick Wentworth
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17 March 2000 | by (montreal, canada) – See all my reviews

had this film been properly distributed MAGGIE SMITH would have SURELY WON another OSCAR (her 3rd) - I have to agree with other users on this one - this HAS to be one of the greatest performances by an actress in all of cinematic history - watch it if only for seeing MAGGIE SMITH prove to you that she is indeed one of the GREATEST actresses that has ever graced the silver screen


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