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John-Paul Davidson

The Grotesque

Edition 1996
99' - 1995 - Drama, Comedy, Horror - Dialogue: English
Director: John-Paul Davidson Composer: Anne Dudley With: Alan Bates, Theresa Russell, Sting
Rural England, 1949. The Coal family reside in a once magnificent hall surrounded by the rotting accoutrements of their lives. Sir Hugo Coal is an eccentric aristocrat with an obsessional ambition to stun the academic world with his radical theory on the evolution of dinosaurs. His once dashing and adventurous personality has disappeared and his American wife, Harriet, becomes increasingly frustrated with their oppressive way of life. Into this stagnating world of unfulfilled dreams enters a butler, Fledge and his wife Doris. On the surface at least they seem ideal, but underneath the fake servility lurks an evil and stealthy ambition.

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Credits

Director

John-Paul Davidson

Composer

Anne Dudley

With

Alan Bates, Theresa Russell, Sting

Scenario

John-Paul Davidson, Patrick McGrath

Director of Photography

Andrew Dunn

Editor

Tariq Anwar, Tracey Wadmore-Smith

Producer

Trudie Styler

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

"The grotesque" (Patrick McGarth)

Year

1995

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