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Ladies in Lavender (2004)

 -  Drama | Music | Mystery  -  12 November 2004 (UK)
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Two sisters befriend a mysterious foreigner who washes up on the beach of their 1930's Cornish seaside village.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ursula
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Andrea
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Jan Pendered
Gregor Henderson-Begg ...
Luke Pendered
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Dorcas
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Dr. Francis Mead
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Adam Penruddocke
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Barry
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Olga Daniloff
Iain Marshall ...
Fisherman (as Ian Marshall)
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Hedley
Trevor Ray ...
Very Old Man 1
John Boswall ...
Very Old Man 2
Joanna Dickens ...
Mrs. Pendered
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Storyline

Taking place in pre-war England, aging sisters Ursula and Janet live peacefully in their cottage on the shore of Cornwall. One morning following a violent storm, the sisters spot from their garden a nearly-drowned man lying on the beach. They nurse him back to health, and discover that he is Polish. Communicating in broken German while they teach him English, they learn his name is Andrea and that he is a particularly gifted violinist. His boat was on its way to America, where he is headed to look for a better life. It doesn't take long for them to become attached to Andrea, and they dote on him. Other townspeople, however, have their suspicions, especially when he befriends a Russian woman, Olga. Written by L. J.

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beach | suspicion | russian | polish | garden | See more »

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They saved a stranger from the sea and in return he stole their hearts. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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12 November 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A levendula illata  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$149,224 (USA) (29 April 2005)

Gross:

$6,759,422 (USA) (28 October 2005)
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Trivia

Charles Dance's son, Oliver Dance, worked as a runner on the production. See more »

Goofs

Coley is frequently mentioned as a cheap local fish. Locals confirm that coley was pretty much unknown in Cornwall in 1936 - far more likely would be ling or pollack. Additionally, "starry-gazey pie", of which the fish was to be an ingredient, is unique to Mousehole, about 30 miles from the supposed location in the film. See more »

Quotes

[they have finished dinner, still waiting for Andrea to return]
Janet Widdington: I'm going to phone Pendered.
Ursula Widdington: All right.
Janet Widdington: [Janet goes to the phone] Trevannic 412, please, Mrs. Pengelley... Hello? Mr. Pendered?... Yeah, it's - it's Janet Widdington... Yeah, well - hello... Yes, we're rather worried about Andrea. We were expecting him for supper. And we...
[her face falls as she listens]
Janet Widdington: Oh, I - oh, I see... No, no - we didn't know... Yes... Well, thank you.
[she hangs up]
Ursula Widdington: Janet, what's happened?
Janet Widdington: They've gone.
Ursula Widdington: What do...
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to the people of Helston, Cornwall and the people of Cadgwith, Cornwall. See more »

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Referenced in The Best Man (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

The Girl With The Flaxen Hair
by Claude Debussy
Orchestrated by Craig Leon
Performed by Joshua Bell
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
By kind permission of Sony Music Inc.
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Excellent
23 November 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Beautifully acted. The delineation of sibling rivalry between the two sisters, Ursula and Joan (Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, is a masterclass in itself. And what a treat to be entertained by Miriam Margoyes. Her Dorcas is the perfect foil for the two prim spinsters.

The script is finely wrought and the understated English humour a joy. There are moments when you just have to laugh out loud. At other times your empathy for the characters moves you to deep sadness and regret at lives that have had times of sorrow or been unfulfilled.

The visual imagery in this film is evokes the nostalgic feel of an English rural landscape of sixty years ago. The beautiful cinematography was complemented by the musical score.

This is the second English film in two weeks I have been really impressed by.


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