The 23rd Earl of Leete shares brief moments of his life, the truth behind his family estate and his particular glorious moment when he murdered his wife and his brother.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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The 23rd Earl of Leete shares brief moments of his life, the truth behind his family estate and his particular glorious moment when he murdered his wife and his brother.

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23rd Earl of Leete: [on his father] He hanged himself from this tree. It was three days before he was found and the sad thing is no one have missed him. Oh look, some of the rope is still here. It's rather gruesome.
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A fascinating film
28 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Ihave just seen (most) of this on Film Four - missed the first few minutes. I recognised it instantly as a play I heard on Radio 4, 4 or 5 years ago. I was completely suckered into its premise then of a lovable old buffer reminiscing, whose ruthlessness and self-centredness gradually become only too apparent. I thought it was brilliant and funny and a pretty devastating critique of the English ruling class. I have been looking out for it ever since. So I was delighted to come upon the film which I didn't know existed till tonight. And the I found it was written and acted by Jim Broadbent and directed by Mike Leigh! That says a lot. However for some reason I didn't find the film so funny. The radio play was done as a memoir, just the character talking and somehow seemed more intimate, and the character so horrifyingly likable at first. I don't know if it was Jim Broadbent himself. I wonder if anybody else has heard the radio play and seen the film and has any comments. And who was the actor playing the Earl in the play? I would love to know if it was JB. Is the script available I wonder?


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