Langrishe, Go Down (1978)
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Years before they became two of the most celebrated British actors of their generation, Jeremy Irons and Judi Dench were paired up for this dramatic tale of love and betrayal, produced for British television. Imogen Langrishe (Judi Dench) is a woman in her early thirties who lives with her sisters Helen (Annette Crosbie) and Lily (Susan Williamson) in a decaying mansion in rural Ireland as the men in her once-wealthy family are off at war. Struggling to keep herself and her siblings afloat,
Jul 17, 2002 Wide
Mar 23, 2004
Castle Hill Productions
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A movie that looks like a muddy second-generation Xerox and contains all the emotional and intellectual appeal of cold tea and soggy toast.
There's something haunting about the airlessness and lethargy of this tucked-away corner of the world.
The fragmented storytelling is, well, vintage Pinter, but Ms. Dench and Mr. Irons remain mesmerizing after all this time.
A flinty-eyed portrait of romantic naïveté and predatory narcissism that would likely have continued to gather dust in the archives if not for its retroactive star power.
The story is a muted melodrama made strange and haunting by the manner of its telling.
An atmospheric and subtly engrossing relationship saga.
The spectacle of two such ferocious actors going at it in the context of a complex, thoughtful drama makes this one worth going down for.
The screenplay is so very Pinter as to be positively painful.
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