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Wetherby (1985)

R | | Drama, Mystery | 19 July 1985 (USA)
The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

Director:

David Hare

Writer:

David Hare
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vanessa Redgrave ... Jean Travers
Ian Holm ... Stanley Pilborough
Judi Dench ... Marcia Pilborough
Marjorie Yates Marjorie Yates ... Verity Braithwaite
Tom Wilkinson ... Roger Braithwaite
Penny Downie ... Chrissie
Brenda Hall Brenda Hall ... Landlady
Marjorie Sudell Marjorie Sudell ... Lilly
Patrick Blackwell Patrick Blackwell ... Derek - Chrissie's Husband
Joely Richardson ... Young Jean Travers
Robert Hines Robert Hines ... Jim Mortimer
Katy Behean Katy Behean ... Young Marcia
Bert King Bert King ... Mr. Mortimer
Paula Tilbrook Paula Tilbrook ... Mrs. Mortimer
Christopher Fulford ... Arthur
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Storyline

The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il mistero di Wetherby See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,283, 21 July 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,299,985
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was notable for its distinguished English cast of Vanessa Redgrave, Tom Wilkinson, Joely Richardson, Sir Ian Holm, and Dame Judi Dench, with the latter two being long time associates of the Royal Shakespeare Company. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Pilborough: When you're a boy, you think oh it's so easy... always wipe the slate and move on. Then with the years you find you've become a prisoner of dreams.
Jean Travers: The girl ran away this morning.
Stanley Pilborough: Goodluck to her.
Jean Travers: Yes. Goodluck.
Stanley Pilborough: [raising a toast] To all our escapes.
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Crazy Credits

The cast credits are divided up into groups under the following headings: The Wetherby Characters; In the Past; The School; Miss Travers' Class; The Police; and From the University of Essex. See more »

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Intriguing use of time
31 August 2001 | by bfinnSee all my reviews

An intriguing film which plays with time in an interesting way - it is based around the bizarre suicide of a young man, and scenes are shown in no particular order, some from before the suicide and some from after. Often it's hard to tell when chronologically a scene occurs. I like this kind of narrative structure (cf. Pulp Fiction).

Towards the end of the film further scenes are interspersed from an apparently independent storyline about American soldiers during the war. When I saw the film (quite a few years ago) I couldn't work out how this related to the rest of the film at all. But it all seemed to make some kind of sense anyway.

Definitely worth a look.


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