- Original title
- Running Time
- 102 min.
- United Kingdom
- David Hare
- Nick Bicât
- Stuart Harris
- Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Judi Dench, Marjorie Yates, Tom Wilkinson, Penny Downie, Marjorie Sudell, Patrick Blackwell, Robert Hines, Christopher Fulford, Stuart Wilson, Tim McInnerny, Suzanna Hamilton
- Production Co.
- Film Four International / Greenpoint Films / Zenith Entertainment
- Synopsis / Plot
- Set in the town of Wetherby in West Yorkshire, the film focuses on Jean Travers, a middle-aged spinster schoolteacher. One evening, she invites married friends for a dinner party, only to have some terrible repressions and past traumas dredged up when guest John Morgan expresses his emotional pain. The strange young man arrives at Jean's cottage the next morning with a gift of pheasants. While sitting at the kitchen table waiting for tea, he inexplicibly and without warning puts the barrel of a gun in his mouth and kills himself.
: Berlin Film Festival: Golden Bear
: BAFTA: Nominated Best Supporting Actress (Judi Dench)
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