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The Go-Between

The Go-Between
  • 1970
  • UK
  • 116 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Joseph Losey
  • Cast: Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Margaret Leighton, Edward Fox

Twelve-year-old Leo, on holiday at a friend's country estate, becomes a messenger in the romance between his friend's older sister and a local farmer. However, the affair is to have tragic consequences. LP Hartley's tale of adolescence and lost innocence provides an atmospheric depiction of the destructive British class system.

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The Go-Between

4 Aug 2009

Film adaptation of LP Hartley’s tale of illicit passion and snobbery

Director Joseph Losey and writer Harold Pinter’s immaculate 1971 adaptation of LP Hartley’s tale of illicit passion and snobbery in Edwardian Norfolk enjoys a slight return on new digital print.

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