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The Europeans

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Original title
The Europeans
Year
Running time
90 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Novel: Henry James)
Music
Richard Robbins
Cinematography
Larry Pizer
Cast
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Producer
Merchant Ivory Productions
Genre
Drama | Costume Drama. 19th Century
Movie Groups
Henry James Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
It's the fall of 1850, a few miles outside Boston. The household of the dour Mr. Wentworth receives two unannounced visitors from Europe, Eugenia and Felix, the daughter and son of his half sister. Gertrude, one of Wentworth's two daughters, is instantly infatuated with her cousins, thinking them sophisticated and worldly. She turns her back on the local Unitarian minister, Mr. Brand, who has been calling on her, to delight in the pleasure and amusement Felix offers. Another wealthy neighbor, Mr. Acton, is attracted to Eugenia, who is going through a divorce with a European aristocrat. Are the Americans being used by the penniless Europeans? Or is there real affection?
Awards
1979: Nominated for Oscar: Best Costume Design
1979: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Foreign Film
1979: BAFTA Awards: 3 nominations, including Supporting Actress (Eichhorn)
1979: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
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