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A Sense of History (1992)

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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1 August 1993 (Finland)  »

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Included as an extra on the DVD of Secrets & Lies (1996). See more »

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23rd Earl of Leete: Oh blast...
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Featured in Two Mikes Don't Make a Wright (1993) See more »

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11 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I got suckered into this film on BravoTV believing I was looking at a documentary, then soon it's real nature began to show itself. Extremely well written, acted, directed, and crafted as well as a BBC documentary. If one only watched the cinematography, this film is remarkably beautiful. I thoroughly enjoyed this film and count it with "The Secret Cinema", "Karma Cafe", "The Music Box" and "Duck Amok" as my favorite short films. Needless to say, I didn't rest until I found it's repeat broadcast on Bravo's schedule. This film made me aware of the towering talent of Jim Broadbent. His performances in "Iris", "Little Voice" and "Moulin Rouge" have all been treats and I'll never again miss a Broadbent film.


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