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Jim Broadbent

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Shout, TheShout, The (1978) Recommended
Dir. Jerzy Skolimowski
Feat. Alan Bates, John Hurt, Susannah York
An intelligent, enigmatic chiller about an asylum inmate with mystical powers who upsets the lives of an avant garde music composer and his wife in…
Alan Bennett at the BBCAlan Bennett at the BBC (1978-1992) Recommended
Dir. Stuart Burge, John Schlesinger, Richard Eyre
Feat. James Fox, Alan Bates, Prunella Scales
An exceptional anthology of previously unreleased BBC productions from revered playwright Alan Bennett. Collection includes: – A Day Out…
Silas MarnerSilas Marner (The Weaver of Raveloe) (1985) Recommended
Dir. Giles Foster
Feat. Ben Kingsley, Jenny Agutter, Jim Broadbent
Excellent adaptation of the George Elliot classic, with Kingsley superb as the weaver who wrongfully accused of theft who withdraws from society only…
Insurance Man, TheInsurance Man, The (1986) Recommended
Dir. Richard Eyre
Feat. Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert Hines, Geoffrey Palmer
A fascinating BBC production of Alan Bennett's screenplay about the one–and–only Franz Kafka, who is trapped in his own infernal…
Life Is SweetLife Is Sweet (1990) Recommended
Dir. Mike Leigh
Feat. Alison Steadman, Timothy Spall, Jane Horrocks
Life is always bittersweet in a Mike Leigh film, but never so funny. Naturalism and caricature harmonise is this domestic black comedy thanks to his…
Princess CarabooPrincess Caraboo (1994)
Dir. Michael Austin
Feat. Phoebe Cates, Kevin Kline, Jim Broadbent
All star cast gather for this whimsical tale of an 'abducted' Indonesian princess who may or may not be conniving her way into 19th Century British…
Secret Agent, TheSecret Agent, The (1996)
Dir. Christopher Hampton
Feat. Bob Hoskins, Gerard Depardieu, Patricia Arquette
Faithful period adaptation of Joseph Conrad's 1907 novel concerning political intrigues in Edwardian London. Russian spy Bob Hoskins is ordered out…
Borrowers, TheBorrowers, The (1998) Recommended
Dir. Peter Hewitt
Feat. John Goodman, Jim Broadbent
Inhabiting the wall and floor–spaces of our houses, colonies of tiny people eek out an existence 'borrowing' food–scraps and those items…
Topsy-TurvyTopsy-Turvy (1999) Aro Favourite
Dir. Mike Leigh
Feat. Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall, Allan Corduner
Rewarding biopic of Gilbert & Sullivan's ('HMS Pinafore', 'Pirates of Penzance') creative partnership that yields not so much drama as fascinating,…
Moulin RougeMoulin Rouge (2001) Recommended
Dir. Baz Luhrmann
Feat. Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Richard Roxburgh
Arch–romantic whizz–kid Baz Luhrmann celebrates truth, beauty, freedom, and Love, set in the infamous, decadent Paris nightclub, circa…

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