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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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He's out of touch with a changing world, a faithless wife and a thankless career. But one small act of kindness may restore his faith. See more »

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Les leçons de la vie  »

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Originally developed as a Ridley Scott directorial project. See more »

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Taplow: I feel sorry for him...
Boy: Sorry?! For old Hitler? You little arse licker!
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Version of The Browning Version (1985) See more »

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Tonbridge March
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Schoolday memories
30 June 2001 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Albert Finney gives a classic portrayal of a teacher of the times. This movie shows so clearly the invisible gap which existed between teacher and pupil. It was extremely difficult if not impossible to come close to teachers in those days. The innocence of Taplow played brilliantly by Ben Silverstone and his genuine regard and respect for the aging Crocker=Harris, provides the viewer with an intimate encounter in which this teacher who is in a failed marriage, has not accomplished his ambitions to be head of the school, suddenly realises in the form of "Taplow", that he is genuinely loved for what he is, a good teacher who showed his love for the boys by, discipline and teaching. Little wonder that Crocker-Harris weeps when the truth dawns on him. Watch this movie and weep too. Absolutely first class.


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