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The Lost Language of Cranes (1991)

A young gay man comes out to his middle-class parents, which has repercussions for his father who has long since been trying to repress his own sexuality.

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Nigel Finch

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Sean Mathias (screenplay), David Leavitt (based on the novel by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Cox ... Owen Benjamin
Eileen Atkins ... Rose Benjamin
Angus Macfadyen ... Phillip Benjamin
Corey Parker ... Elliot Abrahams
Cathy Tyson ... Jerene Parks
Ben Daniels ... Robin Bradley
John Schlesinger ... Derek Moulthorpe
Rene Auberjonois ... Geoffrey Lane
Nigel Whitmey Nigel Whitmey ... Winston Penn
Richard Warwick ... Frank
Nicholas Le Prevost ... Nick
Frank Middlemass ... Alex
Edmund Kente Edmund Kente ... Bob
Adam Matalon ... Doorman
Ben McVeigh Ben McVeigh ... Crane child
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A young gay man comes out to his middle-class parents, which has repercussions for his father who has long since been trying to repress his own sexuality.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El lenguaje perdido de las grúas See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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One of those unseen gems coming from TV
17 January 2012 | by cifra2See all my reviews

The less I say about this, the better. I will just say that it is powerful, touching and moved by two extremely powerful performances by Brian Cox and Eileen Atkins, that, had this been a feature film, probably would have easily taken the BAFTA and would have had a strong chance at the Oscars.

Don't expect safe filmmaking or themes, it's a hidden treasure. Whether you like it or not in the end, for sure it won't let you indifferent. One of my favorite TV-Movies of all time, and one that should have been released theatrically. Of noting, also, John Schlesinger making a cameo appearance (which hints how important the film themes are, so Schlesinger would get in front of the cameras for a small role, hopefully raising some extra attention to the film).


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