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A Feast at Midnight (1994)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  26 March 1995 (UK)
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A new student at a British public school forms a secret society centered around cooking and midnight feasting with other school misfits and outcasts.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hurley ...
Cabbie
Freddie Findlay ...
Magnus
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Oberoi (as Sebastián Fernández-Armesto)
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Headmaster
Carol MacReady ...
Miss Plunder (as Carol Macready)
Andrew Lusher ...
Tava
Aled Roberts ...
Goof
Stuart Hawley ...
Bathurst
Jordan Ruffell ...
Mee
Edward Hassard ...
Cubitt
Matthew Blakiston ...
Merriman
Dominic Dowbekin ...
Williams
Harry Stapleton ...
Pears
Jake Meyer ...
Luerssen
Tom Radcliffe ...
Burkhart
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A new student at a British public school forms a secret society centered around cooking and midnight feasting with other school misfits and outcasts.

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Rated PG for mild sensuality and boyish pranks | See all certifications »
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26 March 1995 (UK)  »

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The school Hawtrey's where the film was shot closed down just after this production. See more »

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Chef: [after rushing the boys from the kitchen] Go, go, go on and play, you little... chefs.
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Charming and light
9 July 1999 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

This movie is absolutely delicious, as light as one of Magnus' (the main character's) own confections. Nevertheless it has held my interest through many viewings and even brought me to tears near the end, every single time.

Not only is the acting of brilliant veterans Robert Hardy, Christopher Lee, Carol MacReady, and Edward Fox as perfect as you would expect, but the children put in brilliant, subtle performances as well, with Freddie Findlay showing true star promise. The lush Dover location and surprisingly poignant music also add dimensions of richness to a very simple, honest story.

The focal characters are realistically bad and good boys -- realistic because often the same boys are both bad and good under believable circumstances -- who learn about the real meaning of friendship, teamwork, and even honor through, well, cooking. Do have fattening and decadent snacks on hand when you watch, because what the boys whip up will certainly make you hungry.

Incidentally, this film also managed to charm my boyfriend and to hold his interest throughout, and since this is such a tiny little dessert of a film, and since said boyfriend generally goes for the gamut of action flicks from Jackie Chan to Akira Kurosawa, or 2-hour Chow Yun-Fat/John Woo bloodbaths, this is really saying something. Because of the way the film gets right into the world of children, while not abandoning entirely the world and motivations of adults, I would also certainly recommend it for children age 8 or 10 and up; but there are still enough jokes and subtleties for grown-ups only that it won't bore parents.


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