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A Sense of History (1992)

The 23rd Earl of Leete shares brief moments of his life, the truth behind his family estate and his particular glorious moment when he murdered his wife and his brother.

Director:

Mike Leigh

Writer:

Jim Broadbent
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jim Broadbent ... Written & Performed by
Stephen Bill Stephen Bill ... Giddy
Belinda Bradley Belinda Bradley ... The Earl's daughter
Edward Bradley Edward Bradley ... The Earl's son
Roma Roma ... Self
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The 23rd Earl of Leete shares brief moments of his life, the truth behind his family estate and his particular glorious moment when he murdered his wife and his brother.

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Short | Comedy | Drama

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Also included as an extra on the Criterion Collection DVD of Topsy-Turvy (1999). It was during the making of this film that Mike Leigh and Jim Broadbent first discussed making a movie about Gilbert and Sullivan. See more »

Quotes

23rd Earl of Leete: [last lines after credits] If anything happens to me, I do want this film to be shown.
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Connections

Featured in Two Mikes Don't Make a Wright (1993) See more »

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A parody of an aristocrat
13 October 2011 | by silvan-peterhansSee all my reviews

If you would like to see an unusual, remarkable movie, don't miss "A sense of history" directed by Mike Leigh. This astonishing little piece of work was written and performed by the British actor Jim Broadbent, well known from many other films in Great Britain. The story takes place on a manor somewhere in Scotland. Jim Broadbent, playing a wealthy Earl shows what "a sense of history" also can be. No knights, no battles nor queens, but a "respectable" old man, reflecting on his life, that hides more crimes than you can imagine. The destiny of his first wife, his children? The dramatic fate of his father and - last but not least - the terrible end of his older brother? Have a look, you won't be disappointed by this parody of the old Bristish aristocracy...


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1993 (Finland) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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