Rent Gosford Park (2001)

3.7 of 5 from 196 ratings
2h 11min
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Synopsis:
It is November 1932. Gosford Park is the magnificent country estate to which Sir William McCordle (Michael Gambon) and his wife, Lady Sylvia (Kristin Scott Thomas), gather relations and friends for a weekend shooting party. They have invited an eclectic group. As the guests assemble in the gilded drawing rooms above their personal maids and valets swell the ranks of the house servants in the teeming kitchens and corridors below-stairs. But all is not as it seems: neither amongst the bejeweled guests lunching and dining at their enormous leisure, nor in the attic bedrooms and stark work stations where the servants labour for the comfort of their employers.
Part comedy of manners and part mystery, the film is finally a moving portrait of events that bridge generations, class, sex, tragic personal history - and culminate in a murder. Or is it two murders…?
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Robert Altman, Bob Balaban, David Levy
Writers:
Julian Fellowes, Robert Altman, Bob Balaban
Others:
Julian Fellowes, Helen Mirren, Jenny Beavan, Stephen Altman, Anna Pinnock, Jan Archibald, Sallie Jaye
Studio:
Entertainment In Video
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Drama
Countries:
UK
Awards:

2002 BAFTA Best British Film

2002 BAFTA Best Costumes

2002 Oscar Best Original Screen Play

BBFC:
Release Date:
23/09/2002
Run Time:
132 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Director's Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes With Optional Director's Commentary
  • The Making Of "Gosford Park"
  • Cast and Filmmaker Q & A Session
  • The Authenticity of "Gosford Park"
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/11/2018
Run Time:
131 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary by director Robert Altman, production designer Stephen Altman and producer David Levy
  • Audio commentary by writer-producer Julian Fellowes
  • Brand-new audio commentary by critics Geoff Andrew and David Thompson (author of Altman on Altman)
  • Introduction by critic Geoff Andrew
  • Brand new interviews with executive producer Jane Barclay and actress Natasha Dwightman
  • The Making of Gosford Park archive featurette
  • Keeping Gosford Park Authentic archive featurette
  • Q&A Session with Altman and the cast
  • Fifteen deleted scenes with optional Altman commentary
  • Trailer

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Reviews (4) of Gosford Park

Gosford Park - Gosford Park review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
12/04/2010

I loved this film and was utterly engrossed from start to finish. How can you beat a star-studded cast, happy to take supporting roles, just to have the opportunity to work with director, Robert Altman? Throughout the film we see the difference in lifestyle betwen the aristocratic family and their friends above stairs and the busy servant world downstairs. If we ever climb the stairs to visit the sumptuous world above, there is always a servant's eye watching somewhere and any gossip is quickly relayed on their return downstairs. This is a perfect murder-mystery movie that I would definitely recommend to anyone! Wonderful performances especially come from Maggie Smith and Emily Watson.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Disappointing - Gosford Park review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
08/12/2013

With such an exceptional British cast I thought this cannot go wrong but although the acting was superb and Altman captured the 'business' of the servants, the film lacked a focus until a murder was finally revealed. I found the characters did what they could with the script but no real warmth developed between them and I felt it lacked an emotional impact, which coupled with an aimless storyline, the film was almost about nothing but the daily lives of those 'upstairs' and those 'downstairs'. Could have been much, much more!

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Gosford Park - Gosford Park review by KG

Spoiler Alert
01/05/2018

Interesting and pleasantly meandering film. Main problem was inaudibility. Many lines were thrown away as passing comments with the actors turned partly away from the audience, except of course for Clive Owen and Kristin Scott-Thomas.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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