Difficult but worthwhile film with Streep in top form as a former member of the French Resistance, who upon returning to England finds life at home increasingly tedious and banal and begins to fear her finest hours may be behind her. Gielgud is flawless as the aging career diplomat. Adapted by David Hare from his play, an allegory to British decline.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 119 minutes.
L.A. Film Critics 1985: Support. Actor (Gielgud); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1985: Support. Actor (Gielgud).
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