|  Book Tickets: 13/06/2010
  |  Buy to Own: 12/02/2007
  |  102 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
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This early 1970s Merchant-Ivory collaboration is a social allegory of the hippy era. A tribe of un-named primitive 'mud people' (played by Sam Waterston, Susan Blakely and others) come across a croquet ball rolling through their forest. They follow its path and find themselves in a deserted luxurious country mansion, where they proceed to don the clothes and trappings of upper-class 'civilisation', and assume the stereotypical roles of ladies and gentlemen at a weekend party. However, the novelty soon wears off, and after a game of croquet they revert to their previous state and disappear back into the forest.