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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Tom Wilkinson
Emily Watson
John Neville
Rupert Everett
Directors
Julian Fellowes
Screenwriters
Julian Fellowes
Running Time
85 minutes

Separate Lies
Possibly the most English film of the year - beautiful gardens and stiff upper-lips.


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Separate Lies

Plot
Solicitor James Manning (Tom Wilkinson) thinks aristocrat Bill Bule (Rupert Everett) is a hit-and-run killer. James’ wife Anne (Emily Watson) confesses she is the guilty party in the accident, and is also having an affair with Bill. The emotional and legal tangle is further complicated when James tries to lie to the police.


Verdict
Quality acting and writing and appropriately understated direction, but a touch too polite for its own good.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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