Guy Pringle (Sir Kenneth Branagh) and his new wife, Harriet (Dame Emma Thompson), are members of the English community in Bucharest, Romania on the eve of World War II. After the war begins...
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Guy Pringle (Sir Kenneth Branagh) and his new wife, Harriet (Dame Emma Thompson), are members of the English community in Bucharest, Romania on the eve of World War II. After the war begins, they cross paths with diplomats, literary types, spies, penniless royals, gays, and lesbians, as they flee before the advancing Germany armies to Athens and then to Cairo.Written by
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Dame Emma Thompson had to wear several wigs throughout filming because her hair just wasn't right for the role of Harriet Pringle. Director James Cellan Jones described her hairstyle at the time as "monstrous". See more »
Guy, you know what Harriet reminds me of? Those lines of Tennyson; "She walks in beauty like the night, Of cloudless climes and starry skies."
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I've watched this 3 hrs+ movie a dozen of times already, and I am sill thirsty for more. This movie is packed with beautiful acting by nearly all casts. These English actors seem to know how to control their facial expressions, vocal tones, body movement with remarkable precision to convey all degrees of emotions and personalities. Directing, music, costume, editing, cinematography are all equally good as well, and together with the great actings, creates a beautiful harmony. This movie is made of one piece. Like "Lawrence of Arabia", whereever we slice it, the piece has a harmony, like the music by great composers.
If I have to live in a desert island and can bring one video with me, I guess I'll choose this one.
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