Parental Guidance Recommended
|Actors:||John Gielgud, Robert Hardy, James Mason, Gordon Jackson, Edward Fox, Rupert Frazer, Sarah Badel, Rebecca Saire, Cheryl Campbell, Judi Bowker, Dorothy Tutin, Joris Stuyck, Aharon Ipalé|
Autumn, 1913: on the eve of the Great War, a small party of lords and ladies gather at the Hertfordshire estate of Sir Randolph Nettleby. A code of propriety governs all: dress, breakfast, relations with the estate's peasants, courtship, shooting, adultery.
Lionel Stephens, who is courting Sir Randolph's daughter, gets into a shooting competition with Lord Gilbert Hartlip; Lord Gilbert's wife carries on discreet affairs; a pamphleteer circles the estate calling for no more killing, and Sir Robert's grandson hopes to protect a wild duck he's befriended. A way of life is ending: Lord Gilbert's violation of the gentlemen's code suggests internal rot as the real world presses in.
|Aspect Ratio:||1.33:1 Fullscreen|