Metroland Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Metroland the Movie

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Marital ennui and male friendship is explored in this adaptation of Julian Barnes' 1980 novel. In 1977, advertising exec Chris Lloyd (Bale) is settled in a London suburb with his wife, Marion (Watson), and their baby. His predictable existence is blasted when old chum, Toni (Ross), arrives. The duo once shared a dream of living a bohemian life and Chris is reminded of a time he spent in Paris in the late-'60s and his wild French lover. Toni increasingly tries to undermine Chris' marriage as he struggles to decide what he expects from life.

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Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 105 minutes.
Originally from British, French.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Period Piece: 1970s, London, Marriage, Buddies, Period Piece: 1960s, Paris, Sex & Sexuality
Screenplay
Adrian Hodges
Cast
Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Lee Ross, Elsa Zylberstein, Ifan Meredith, Rufus, Amanda Ryan
Cinematography
Jean-Francois Robin
Director
Philip Saville
Music
Mark Knopfler
Producer
Lions Gate Films

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