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The Fool (1990)

 -  Drama  -  7 December 1990 (UK)
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A costume drama / satire about financial skull-duggery, and confidence tricksters in both the upper and lower classes in Victorian London. A working class man impersonates a lord who is ... See full summary »

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Mr. Frederick / Sir John
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Ruth Mitchell ...
The Girl
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Lady Amelia
Irina Brook ...
Georgiana Shillibeer
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Lord Paramount
Richard Caldicot ...
Duke
James Cairncross ...
Mr. Trott
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Mr. Blackthorn
Jonathan Cecil ...
Sir Martin Locket
Maria Charles ...
The Pure Gatherer
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George Locket
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Mr. Bowring
Rosalie Crutchley ...
Mrs. Harris
Chris Darwin ...
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A costume drama / satire about financial skull-duggery, and confidence tricksters in both the upper and lower classes in Victorian London. A working class man impersonates a lord who is supposedly very rich and a financial wizard. As such he is invited to all the best peoples' parties. In fact he is not and his wealth and expertise are more in the minds of his associates than in reality. Interestingly, despite the large social gap between the two classes, there are many similarities in what goes on in both within this story. This can be seen as the main character switches back and forth between his charade as a peer and his real self. Written by Blair Stannard <stannard@sonetis.com>

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An extraordinary film from Christine Edzard, who also directed Little Dorrit. The film has an atmospheric, almost Dickensian ambience. Jacobi is superb, underplaying his dual roles while clearly establishing two different characters. The supporting cast, especially Cyril Cusack, is also--forgive the repetition--superb. The subtle social satire regarding the haves' attitudes toward the havenots (and vice versa), is clearly relevant today.


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