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The Browning Version (1994)

 -  Drama  -  12 October 1994 (USA)
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Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British public school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of ... See full summary »

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Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British public school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of his health, and perhaps may not even be given a pension. The boys regard him as a Hitler, with some justification. His wife Laura is unfaithful, and lives to wound him any way she can. Andrew must come to terms with his failed life and regain at least his own self-respect. Written by Reid Gagle

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pension | teacher | boy | general | brigadier | See more »

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The greatest lessons in life are the ones learned by the heart. See more »

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Les leçons de la vie  »

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Andrew: In the Cold War, everyone wanted to learn Russian. Then came Perestroika; Russian wasn't trendy any more.
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Version of Das Abschiedsgeschenk (1962) See more »

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A truly beautiful portrail of misunderstanding and immense emotion.
10 December 2000 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

The performance by Albert Finney is a beautiful and powerful one of inner emotion, misunderstanding and unapreciation. On a simply level it makes you more reflective and retrospective of your school days and those who nurtured us, but on a deeper level it brings, in many different examples, you a deeper understanding of the turmoil people go through, from a miss understood teacher who`s sharp exterior hides a broken heart, to the troubles of a young boy who feels for this man, and has domestic troubles of his own. Not a unique film as comparisons of varying strengths can be made to films such as `Goodbye Mr Chips` and `Dead Poets Society`, but still an amazingly powerful and emotive film.


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