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In the Bleak Midwinter

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Original title
In the Bleak Midwinteraka
AKA
  • A Midwinters Tale
  • A Midwinters Tale
Year
Running time
98 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Kenneth Branagh
Music
Jimmy Yuill
Cinematography
Roger Lanser (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Castle Rock Entertaiment
Genre
Comedy | Stage Play
Synopsis / Plot
Out of work actor Joe volunteers to help try and save his sister's local church for the community by putting on a Christmas production of Hamlet, somewhat against the advice of his agent Margaretta. As the cast he assembles are still available even at Christmas and are prepared to do it on a 'profit sharing' basis (that is, they may not get paid anything) he cannot expect - and does not get - the cream of the cream. But although they all bring their own problems and foibles along, something bigger starts to emerge in the perhaps aptly named village of Hope.
Awards
1995: Venice Film Festival. Best Actor. Nominated for Best Film
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