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Separate Lies (2005)

A couple's marriage is complicated by the introduction of a third party.

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(based on the novel by "A Way Through the Wood"),

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James Manning
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Anne Manning
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Priscilla
John Warnaby ...
Simon
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Sarah Tufnell
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Maggie
Christine Lohr ...
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Maggie's Daughter
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Lord Rawston
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Bill's Son Charles
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Bill's Son Freddy
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Sabine Tourtellier ...
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Philip Rham ...
French Lawyer
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Storyline

A cyclist is killed, swiped by a Range Rover in a village lane. James and Anne Manning become involved because the victim is the husband of their cleaner, Maggie. James, a solicitor in the city, soon comes to suspect William Bule, a millionaire playboy who has moved back to the village. William, pressed by James, confesses to the hit and run. But the confession is clouded by Anne's admission of her affair with William. Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

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Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »
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18 November 2005 (UK)  »

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Laberinto de mentiras  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$22,341 (USA) (16 September 2005)

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$923,347 (USA) (16 December 2005)
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Last full length cinema film of John Neville. See more »

Quotes

Anne Manning: I've failed every test you've set me, but you keep setting them. why/
James Manning: I don't know.
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intelligent, moving, exquisite
31 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a stunning movie. Raw and sublimely moving. It felt like a very gripping, intelligent stage play (but without the overly theatrical feeling one actually gets from watching people on a stage) which plays on everyone's terror of a white lie escalating to monstrous consequences. All of the main players are mesmerising. Tom Wilkinson broke my heart at the end... and everyone else's judging by the amount of fumbling for hankies and hands going up to faces among males and females alike. Julian Fellowes has triumphed again. He's a national treasure. Gosford Park, Vanity Fair, Mary Poppins... and now this. Can he do no wrong?! GO AND SEE IT! This is a film for real grown-ups.


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