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Basil (1998)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  22 July 1998 (Norway)
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A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England stuggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.

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Credited cast:
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John Mannion
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Basil
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Julia Sherwin
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Father Frederick
David Ross ...
Mr. Sherwin
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Ralph
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephanie Bagshaw ...
Emma Mannion
Jenny Downham ...
Anna, Ralph's Wife
Ann Louise Grimshaw ...
Knitting Nurse
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Windmere House Chambermaid
Carli Harris ...
Young Clara Fairfax
Joanna John ...
Mother Agnes
Georgiana Johnson ...
Young Clara
Jackson Leach ...
Young Basil
Glenn Marks ...
Tramp
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Based on a little known Willkie Colins novel, Basil is the story of a man called Basil who falls in love with and marries Margarate Sherwin. What he doesn't know is that a friend of hers, John Mannion, has been having an affair with her to seek revenge on Basils brother Ralph who had an affair with his sister and died in an abortion atempt. Written by jack.smales

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love | aristocrat | abortion | revenge | friend | See more »

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Someone With Everything.....Has Everything To Lose

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for a scene involving abortion | See all certifications »

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22 July 1998 (Norway)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Father Frederick: Make-believe is never harmless.
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An English Soap Opera
9 June 1999 | by (Brasilia, Brazil) – See all my reviews

"Basil" is a film that has all the ingredients of a classic soap opera. There's plenty of love deception, jealousy, a rich man who falls in love with a poor girl etc. But that's not one more and forgettable soap opera like the others. First of all, the film is based on a novel written by Wilkie Collins, one of the most important English writers of the 19o. century (a great friend of Charles Dickens) and that makes a great difference. On the other hand, this film has a nice direction and a fine cast, never sliding in hollow sentimentalism. Maybe the only negative point is that the plot is too predictable but even though you can still have a good time watching the film.


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