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Interlude (1968)

M/PG | | Drama, Romance | 17 August 1968 (Japan)
A famous conductor gives an interview to a pretty young reporter. He speaks a bit too frankly and finds he's given himself an unwanted sabbatical from conducting. He begins an affair with ... See full summary »

Director:

Kevin Billington

Writers:

Lee Langley (original screenplay), Hugh Leonard (original screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oskar Werner ... Stefan Zelter
Barbara Ferris ... Sally
Virginia Maskell ... Antonia
Donald Sutherland ... Lawrence
Nora Swinburne ... Mary
Alan Webb ... Andrew
Bernard Kay ... George Selworth
Geraldine Sherman Geraldine Sherman ... Natalie
John Cleese ... T.V. P R Man
Humphrey Burton Humphrey Burton ... T.V. Director
Gino Melvazzi ... Mario (as Gino Mulvazzi)
Muguette De Braie Muguette De Braie ... Mario's Wife
Robert Lang ... Humphrey Turnbull
Roslyn De Winter Roslyn De Winter ... Humphrey's Secretary
Janet Davies ... Nanny
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A famous conductor gives an interview to a pretty young reporter. He speaks a bit too frankly and finds he's given himself an unwanted sabbatical from conducting. He begins an affair with the young reporter during his interlude and the accumulation of differences in their ages and background begins to mount up. Written by John Vogel {jlvogel@comcast.net}

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Interlude... bitter-sweet love story of a young girl and a married man See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

M/PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Virginia Maskell died prior to the film's release. See more »

Connections

Remake of Interlude (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Sections of 3rd and 4th Movements of 5th Symphony
by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Ludwig Van Beethoven)
Concert Music Played by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader John Ronane
Conducted by Ernest Fleischmann
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Impossible to ignore this film, yet that's what's happened.
7 July 2003 | by Grant73See all my reviews

Globally respected as among the top actors in cinema history (but sadly split in audience between his German language and English language films), there are too few available in English to us who want them all! The Austrian Werner, I understand was among his own worst enemies due to his drinking and fights with producers and directors, and died a sad shell of himself rehearsing for a low budget live appearance on the continent.

But what he gave us! This film is not only NOT an exception, but maybe his finest performance in a film where he was the top star and in the most scenes [unlike his other great English language roles, Spy, and Ship, and F451 (where Julie has the big part)]. Certain critics found him wooden and "method-y" in this--what a crock. I am very much in the market for a copy of this--it NEVER plays in California, even on late night TV. The sound track, and the orchestral scenes are matchless. Your heart will stop a few times--can't spoil that for you! I hope I live long enough to have a copy! Notice the agreement among all these (above) IMDB comments??? It's because all is true. If I were to continue, the superlatives would be boring (and endless). & John Cleese as an unknown, presaging exactly what MPFC was about to bring the world--he basically ad libs his (bit) go-fer role, saying he and his mates have an idea for comedy satire movies!!! But Oskar Werner. I'll stop now.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1968 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Interludio See more »

Filming Locations:

Berkshire, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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