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Year: 2002
USA: ThinkFilm
UK: Pathe Distribution
Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Olivia Williams, Paul Bettany, Eleanor Bron, Luke Newberry, Tom Ward Gillian Hanna, Andrew Havill, Alison Reid, Kathryn Tennant-Maw, Rebecca Charles, John Rowe, Shaughan Seymour, Simon Day, Jenny Howe, Rosie Ede, Rosie Bonham Carter, Paul Ridley
Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Countries: UK / Germany
USA & UK: 96 mins
USA Rated: R for some sexuality
UK Certificate: 15 contains moderate sex and nudity
USA Release Date: 13 June 2003 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 2 May 2003


Madeleine Williams, (Williams - THE SIXTH SENSE, TO KILL A KING) is a clever and successful socialite, to all appearances happily married to handsome banker Rickie (Paul Bettany - A KNIGHT'S TALE). She oversees the 'smartest house in London' and criticises her free-spirited sister Dinah (Bonham-Carter, THE WINGS OF THE DOVE, PLANET OF THE APES) for remaining unmarried and unconventional. Dinah, who has recently returned from travelling, is a bohemian artist who vehemently opposes the codes of a society that places great value on appearances.

At the urging of her ever-scheming mother (Eleanor Brom), Dinah finally agrees to marry a rich suitor with little to recommend him except his money. However, after their engagement is announced Rickie confronts Dinah and begs her not to go through with the marriage. His outburst is confirmation of the unspoken attraction that has been growing between them, and they embark on a clandestine affair under Madeleine's nose.

As time passes and Rickie and Dinah remain hopelessly infatuated with one another, the truth eventually begins to come out, sparking a battle of wills between Madeleine and Dinah for Rickie's affections. The chain of events that follows is far from straightforward, leading to suffering, discovery, and many changes of fortune. All must choose between their true feelings and the importance of keeping up appearances.

Certificate: 15
Running Time: 91 minutes
Language: English
DVD Subtitles: English Hard of Hearing
DVD Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (16x9)
DVD Sound Quality: 5.1 Dolby Digital
DVD Special Features:
Deleted Scenes

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