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The L-Shaped Room

6.8
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Original title
The L-Shaped Room
Year
Running time
126 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Bryan Forbes (Novel: Lynne Reid Banks)
Music
Muir Mathieson
Cinematography
Douglas Slocombe
Cast
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Producer
British Lion Film Corporation / Romulus Films
Genre
Drama | Free Cinema
Synopsis / Plot
Jane (Leslie Caron), a young French woman, pregnant and unmarried, takes a room in a seedy London boarding house, which is inhabited by an assortment of misfits. She considers getting an abortion, but is unhappy with this solution. She falls into a relationship with Toby (Tom Bell), a struggling young writer who lives on the first floor. Eventually she comes to like her odd room, and makes friends with all the strange people in the house. But she still faces two problems: what to do with her baby, and what to do with Toby.
Awards
1962: BAFTA Awards: Best British Actress (Caron). 3 Nominations
1962: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
1963: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Leslie Caron)
1963: Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama (Caron), Nominee to Best Foreign Film
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