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A Long Way from Home

A Long Way from Home
  • 2013
  • UK
  • 80 min
  • Directed by: Virginia Gilbert
  • Written by: Virginia Gilbert
  • Cast: James Fox, Natalie Dormer, Paul Nicholls
  • UK release: 6 December 2013

A couple realise their dream of retiring to the South of France. Their life changes dramatically when they meet another, younger couple.

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A Long Way from Home

A thoughtful and confident drama featuring an impressive cast of established and emerging British talent.

Joseph and Brenda (James Fox and Brenda Fricker) have been married for fifty years and are living out their retirement in Nimes. Their daily routine of letter writing and dinner at the same restaurant, has somewhat taken the shine off their permanent vacation. When they meet holidaying couple, Mark and Suzanne (Paul Nicholls and Natalie Dormer, Game of Thrones) Joseph can’t help the sudden, irrevocable change to his mundane world.

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A Long Way From Home

9 Dec 20132 stars

Victoria Gilbert's unsubtle psychological drama falls short of its intentions

Dreams aren’t always as idyllic when played out in reality. This is the harsh lesson that the two central characters learn in BAFTA-nominated writer Virginia Gilbert’s feature debut, A Long Way From Home. The film centres on the casual meeting of two…

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