Parade's End (2012)
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In 1908 civil servant Christopher Tietjens marries the pregnant Sylvia Satterthwaite though the father is probably her married lover Gerald Drake,as Christopher's brother Mark points out. ... See full summary »

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In 1908 civil servant Christopher Tietjens marries the pregnant Sylvia Satterthwaite though the father is probably her married lover Gerald Drake,as Christopher's brother Mark points out. Four years on Sylvia is an unloving mother,disdainful of her husband's liberal views and unfaithful with new admirer Potty Perowne. However Christopher forgives her and has her back for their son's sake though her mother expresses her misgivings. Whilst playing golf with a reactionary M.P. he rescues suffragette Valentine Wannop,who is being pursued by the police. Along with his working class but talented writer friend Vincent MacMaster Christopher is invited to a meal with Valentine's novelist mother and her friend Edith Duchemin,wife of a pedantic vicar whose eccentric behaviour brings Edith and Vincent closer. Christopher and Valentine also find themselves romantically drawn to each other during the summer solstice. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Action | Drama | Romance | War

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26 February 2013 (USA)  »

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When Christopher and Sylvia first meet on the train, he uses a Zippo lighter to light her cigarette. The Zippo was not invented until 1932, and not in production until 1933, some 25 years after this scene takes place. See more »

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[at breakfast, Reverend Duchemin is about to say grace, but he is drunk and becoming very offensive]
Reverend Duchemin: [to MacMaster] You look tired. Worn out. I detect the pallor of self-abuse.
[Reverend Horsley splutters as he drinking a cup of tea]
Christopher Tietjens: [mutters to Valentine Wannop] Don't turn round. Vincent MacMaster is quite capable.
Reverend Duchemin: Post coitum tristia. Ah, the sorrows of spent semen. Boys - or girls in your case.
Parry: Sir, your fish is getting cold. I'll bring the kidneys.
Vincent Macmaster: [mutters to Edith Duchemin] If he'll eat a ...
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Parade's End Main Title
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Written by Dirk Brossé
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