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Boxing Day

Boxing Day
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 94 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bernard Rose
  • Written by: Leo Tolstoy, Matthew Jacobs
  • Cast: Danny Huston, Matthew Jacobs
  • UK release: 21 December 2012

In an adaptation of Tolstoy’s short story Master and Man, supercilious property developer Basil (Huston) and hired chauffeur Nick (Jacobs) get lost in snowy Colorado. Rose’s fourth Tolstoy adaptation and diminishing returns have set in; Jacobs’ mediocre screenplay doesn’t help. Disappointing.

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Boxing Day

18 Dec 20122 stars

Disappointing adaptation of Tolstoy's Master and Man from director Bernard Rose

A case of diminishing returns in term of British writer-director Bernard Rose’s Tolstoy adaptations, given that Boxing Day is his fourth film based on the work of the 19th century Russian novelist – see also Anna Karenina, Ivansxtc (inspired by The Life…

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