- Original title
- Running time
- 116 min.
- United Kingdom
Harold Pinter (Novel: L.P. Hartley)
EMI Films / Robert Velaise Productions / John Heyman Productions / Columbia Pictures
Drama. Romance | Costume Drama. 1900s
- Synopsis / Plot
- Summer 1900: Queen Victoria's last and the summer Leo turns 13. He's the guest of Marcus, a wealthy classmate, at a grand home in rural Norfolk. Leo is befriended by Marian, Marcus's twenty-something sister, a beauty about to be engaged to Hugh, a viscount and good fellow. Marian buys Leo a forest-green suit, takes him on walks, and asks him to carry messages to and from their neighbor, Ted Burgess, a bit of a rake. Leo is soon dissembling, realizes he's betraying Hugh, but continues as the go-between nonetheless, asking adults naive questions about the attractions of men and women. Can an affair between neighbors stay secret for long? And how does innocence end?
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Supporting Actress (Margaret Leighton)
: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm): Best Movie
: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best English-Language Foreign Film
: BAFTA Awards: 4 awards including Best Screenplay. 12 Nominations
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