Langrishe, Go Down (2002)



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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, Imogen takes in a boarder, Otto Beck (Jeremy Irons), a moody graduate student working on his master's thesis. Spinster Imogen is quickly captivated with Otto's scruffy good looks, and he is more than willing to satisfy her sexual longings. It doesn't take long, however, for the relationship to turn sour, with dire consequences for Imogen, as well as her sisters. Langrishe, Go Down was adapted for the screen by Harold Pinter and was based on a novel by Aidan Higgins.
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Castle Hill Productions


Judi Dench
as Imogen Langrishe
Jeremy Irons
as Otto Beck
Annette Crosbie
as Helen Langrishe
Susan Williamson
as Lily Langrishe
Margaret Whiting
as Maureen Layde
Harold Pinter
as Barry Shannon

Critic Reviews for Langrishe, Go Down

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7)

A movie that looks like a muddy second-generation Xerox and contains all the emotional and intellectual appeal of cold tea and soggy toast.

Full Review… | July 19, 2003
Los Angeles Times
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There's something haunting about the airlessness and lethargy of this tucked-away corner of the world.

July 16, 2003
L.A. Weekly
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The fragmented storytelling is, well, vintage Pinter, but Ms. Dench and Mr. Irons remain mesmerizing after all this time.

July 25, 2002
New York Observer
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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.

Full Review… | July 18, 2002
Time Out
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The story is a muted melodrama made strange and haunting by the manner of its telling.

July 17, 2002
New York Times
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An atmospheric and subtly engrossing relationship saga.

July 17, 2002
New York Post
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