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August (1996)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  19 April 1996 (USA)
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Chekov's Uncle Vanya, transposed to turn-of-the-century North Wales, where the peace and tranquility of a country house is disturbed by the arrival of the estate's tyrannical owner and his ... See full summary »

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Professor Alexander Blathwaite
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Gwen
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Chekov's Uncle Vanya, transposed to turn-of-the-century North Wales, where the peace and tranquility of a country house is disturbed by the arrival of the estate's tyrannical owner and his American wife. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Rated PG for bloody images of a mining accident, thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »
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August was one of the very first films to have a video tape made from the rushes negatives instead of the normal rush print. The video tapes were then edited into the finished film. As there was no rush print cutting guide the original negative was cut together using time codes that had been super imposed onto the rushes tape and converted by computer into cutting instructions. See more »

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Ieuan Davies: Scribble, scribble, scribble... Makes you feel sorry for the paper, doesn't it?
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The Maiden's Prayer (La Priere d'une vierge)
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Anthony Hopkins should stick to acting.
26 March 2001 | by (Lahaina, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

What a shame to see the excellent actor, Anthony Hopkins, make such an inept effort at directing. This movie is about a group of miserable Welsh gentry who have nothing better to do than make each other as unhappy as they know how. This is a sort of childish attempt to imitate "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe" with a larger cast. There is no character that seems like a real person (other than in an institution) and will bore most anyone to sleep. I watched to the end just to see if Hopkins would improve with experience. He didn't.


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