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Academy-award-winning actor Jim Broadbent portrays controversial British campaigner Lord Longford in this biopic that details the former government minister and then-House of Lords leader's notorious encounter with infamous Moors Murderer Myra Hindley (Samantha Morton). A lifelong Christian who approaches every person he meets with the goodness and innocence of a child, Frank Packenham (aka Lord Longford) receives a letter from convicted child killer Myra Hindley requesting that he drop by her
Jun 19, 2007
The dramatic conflict is clearly enough etched and provides a sufficient feast of acting for this to work offshore as a specialist, upscale item.
This thought-provoking exploration of forgiveness and redemption features award-worthy performance by Jim Broadbent and Samantha Morton.
Though thematically similar to Dead Man Walking, Longford grapples more directly and thoughtfully with religious themes, and doesn't glorify its eccentric, somewhat tragic protagonist.
Audience Reviews for Longford
- Ian Brady: How could you not love a girl like that?
- Myra Hindley: Evil can be a spiritual experience too.
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