The Browning Version

  |  Book Tickets: 08/04/2011
  |  Buy to Own: 10/04/1995
  |  Watch Now: 16/12/2008
  |  97 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


The second film adaptation of Terence Rattigan's play, updated to the Nineties by Mike Figgis. Andrew Crocker-Harris (Albert Finney) is the much-hated classics teacher at the Abbey School, who is being forced into retirement by headmaster Dr Frobisher (Michael Gambon). Crocker-Harris' wife, Laura (Greta Scacchi), treats him with contempt, and has embarked on an affair with younger science teacher Frank Hunter (Matthew Modine). However, some consolation might be on hand in the form of Crocker-Harris' young pupil, Taplow, who provides him with a copy of the Browning translation of the Agamemnon as a leaving gift, and in so doing revives a little of the retiring master's self respect.

Contains strong language
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