Century (1993)





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Set near the end of 1899, as a new century is due to arrive and many people struggle to keep up with an era in flux, this drama follows the goings-on at a medical clinic operated by Professor Mandry (Charles Dance). Mandry appears somewhat progressive to his top student and right-hand man, Paul Reisner (Clive Owen), given his willingness to hire women and blacks - but Reisner's unchecked enthusiasm for Mandry soon fades when he discovers Mandry's hesitancy to acknowledge the importance of Felix's work on diabetic disorders, and his willingness to propagate eugenics via the enforced sterlization of impoverished British women. Eventually, their disagreements lead to the younger man's suspension; Paul then turns to Clara (Miranda Richardson), a free-thinking young woman working at the clinic who shows tremendous professional and emotional support to him. Soon they become lovers, but have disagreements of their own regarding medical ethics. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Charles Dance
as Professor Mandry
Clive Owen
as Paul Reisner
Robert Stephens
as Mr. Reisner
Lena Headey
as Miriam
Joan Hickson
as Mrs. Whitweather
Liza Walker
as Katie
Fiona Walker
as Mrs. Pritchard
Ian Shaw
as Meredith
Bruce Alexander
as Interogator
Mark Strong (II)
as Policeman
Mark Hadfield
as Club Performer
Trevor Cooper
as Posse Man
Allie Byrne
as First Girl in Basement
Anna Chancellor
as Woman in Police Station
Katherine Best
as Sick Girl
Dorothea Phillips
as Lady at Party
Geoffrey Beevers
as Lecturer
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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August 29, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Full Review… | May 24, 2003

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