The Line of Beauty (2006)

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A young man becomes attached to a family that's not his own, and casts himself into the life of plentiful riches and gay love affairs that he seems destined for.

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 Nick Guest (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Gerald Fedden (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Cat Fedden (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Elena (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Wani Ouradi (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Polly Tompkins (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Toby Fedden (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Penny Kent (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Leo Charles (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Barry Groom (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Brentford (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Badger (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Lord Kessler (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Martine (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Rosemary Charles (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Lady Partridge (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Greta Timms (2 episodes, 2006)
David Yelland ...
 John Timms (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Geoffrey Titchfield (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Tristao (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Norman Kent (2 episodes, 2006)
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Nick Guest comes to London to live with his college friend's family, the Feddens. A short stay becomes permanent, and Nick positions himself in the family's plentiful lives of parties and politics during the Thatcher years. Over the course of three episodes spanning four years in the mid-eighties, we follow Nick's two homosexual love affairs in a time of promiscuity and carelessness, until the AIDS crisis and a bout of scandal threaten life as he has come to know it. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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A Linha da Beleza  »

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The Henry James novel that Nick and Wani try to turn into a film is "The Spoils of Poynton" from 1897. The producer they meet with complain about the story's unhappy ending and the name of the main character, Fleda Vetch. See more »

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[first lines]
Nick Guest: Wow. Is this really where you live?
Toby Fedden: Yep, well, you know, where my parents live. What's the matter, something wrong with it?
Nick Guest: No, it's... it's lovely.
Toby Fedden: Come on, then.
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Young Man Attempts To Mix Beyond His Class: A Compelling Tale
18 February 2013 | by (Corning, California) – See all my reviews

Because this BBC mini-series is so perfectly cast, and because the sense of time and place are so vivid and the performances subtle and thoughtful, I found this adaptation of the book on a level with the book itself. In the almost three hours, it manages to depict a relatively innocent, intelligent young man as he hitches himself to an upper class political family and learns some painful lessons both about the culture and about himself; like so many young men driven by dreams of wealth and success, he feels that merely contributing a lively presence is enough, that insinuating himself within a wealthy enclave will bring him status and perhaps some sexual favors.


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