The Hireling details
|Starring:||Sarah Miles, Peter Egan, Elizabeth Sellars, Robert Shaw, Sarah Miles|
|Run time:||1 hour 56 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Nov 2011|
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A very fine filmBy a customer , 02 Dec 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]Excellent film from the days when England made them so well. Good acting , great direction and plenty of plot that moves along at a good pace. This film gives you lots to think about and addresses to damage made to people after World War 1, and the class system that was forced to change. Very emotional but never sentimental. Do not miss it!
A touch of classBy Oldbloke (349 reviews) from Sidmouth , 05 Jul 2013Fragile aristocrat Lady Franklin is recovering from the sudden death of her husband. Unable to face the social demands of her class, she strikes up a close friendship with former Sargent Major turned chauffeur Leadbetter. With his help, she recovers her confidence and starts to warm to the charms of aspiring politician Captain Cantrip. Feeling betrayed, Leadbetter's mask of reserve and respect starts to crumble. Miles and Shaw are both excellent, but in truth their relationship never hints at romance and his meltdown is painful to watch.
A 'Grand Prix' winner, great acting, great filmBy Skullduggery (3 reviews) , 14 May 2013Another adaptation of a book by LP Hartley who also wrote The Go-Between. (filmed 1970). If you liked the Go-Between with Julie Christie and Alan Bates and enjoy period drama then you will love this film. But it is a challenging film and a lot grittier than the Go-between but explores similar themes such as the lack of communication between generations, individuals and classes, emotional repression and mental illness and the effects of war on a society and the individual. All this is woven through a series of twisted love affairs brilliantly acted by Robert Shaw and Sarah Miles, great actors reaching emotional depths rarely seen on screen. It jointly won the Grand Prix at Cannes in 1973, a great accolade befitting a great film.
A JOURNEY INTO THE PASTBy Burnhamite (407 reviews) from BURNHAM , 12 Jan 2012A story full of pathos of two people from different parts of the class system existing at the time, beautifully told and allowing Robert Shaw and Sarah Miles to portray their acting skills to the full. Such a change from some of the current movies of the present time.
Do See ItBy BigMike71 (5 reviews) , 06 Dec 2011A very good (almost great) British film. Wonderful performances from Robert Shaw, Sarah Miles and Peter Egan. Shows the British class system and how difficult it was (is?) to break into the upper classes.
A very fine filmBy a customer , 02 Dec 2011Excellent film from the days when England made them so well. Good acting , great direction and plenty of plot that moves along at a good pace. This film gives you lots to think about and addresses to damage made to people after World War 1, and the class system that was forced to change. Very emotional but never sentimental. Do not miss it!
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