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ITEM#: 10044089Based on a short story by William J. Locke, two spinster sisters, Ursula and Janet (Judi Dench and Maggie Smith), live in an old house by the sea in 1930s Cornwall, England. Their pleasant but uneventful routine of beach walks, reading, sewing, and tea time is interrupted when Andreas, a handsome young Polish violinist (Daniel Bruhl, from GOODBYE, LENIN!) washes ashore, barely alive. The girls nurse him back to health and for the never-married Ursula it's a case of first love far too late in life. She helps him overcome the language barrier, only to possibly lose him to a younger woman, the gorgeous visiting artist (Natasha McElhone) who recognizes his musical talent and is in a situation to help him. It's a simple story, though a perfect showcase for the mastery of Dench and Smith, two of the greatest thespians of all time (though Miriam Margolyes steals many scenes as the no-nonsense housekeeper). The director, Charles Dance, is a major British actor himself, thus his grasp of the myriad subtleties of the art is spot-on here in his directorial debut. Period detail is also of key importance, and cinematographer Peter Biziou captures the invitingly homey yet windswept otherness of the locale and time. Music is also a key component here, and the violin passages attributed to Andreas are stunningly emotional.
|Rating||Parental Guidance 13+|
|Dimensions||5.5" x 0.75" x 7.5" WxHxD|
|Stars||Maggie Smith, Daniel Bruhl, Miriam Margolyes, David Warner, Natascha McElhone, Judi Dench|
|Country of Origin||United States|
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Wow! Both Maggie and Judy in the same movie! Excellent storyline. Well worth seeing.Read More
Great movie. Wonderful acting and great cast. A clean movie.Read More
I like both ladies in this movie and they did not disappoint me one bit. A good story with a hint of mystery from one of the sisters.Read More
If you have a love of music, this certainly will speak to you, and if you are a musician, it will make you want to improve your talent, and also make you proud to be a part of any instrument. The characters are top of their form, and move the viewer, making it one film you'll never forget.Read More
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