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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
James Fox
Brenda Fricker
Natalie Dormer
Paul Nicholls
Directors
Virginia Gilbert
Screenwriters
Virginia Gilbert
Running Time
80 minutes

A Long Way From Home
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A Long Way From Home

Plot
Long-married couple Joseph and Brenda (Fox and Fricker) share a pottersome retirement in the South of France. But the arrival of young lovers Mark and Suzanne (Nicholls and Dormer) soon stirs up their stolid routine.


Verdict
Adroit performances abound in this ex-pat tale. Archipelago DP Ed Rutherford helps add to the Joanna Hogg-y feel, but this lacks the disquieting insights of Hogg's work.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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