Rent Maurice (1987)

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Synopsis:
Set against the stifling conformity of pre-World War I English society, E.M. Forster's 'Maurice' is a story of coming to terms with one's sexuality and identity in the face of disapproval and misunderstanding. Maurice Hall (James Wilby) and Clive Durham (Hugh Grant) find themselves falling in love at Cambridge. In a time when homosexuality is punishable by imprisonment, the two must keep their feelings for one another a complete secret. After a friend is arrested and disgraced for "the unspeakable vice of the Greeks", Clive abandons his forbidden love and marries a young woman.
Maurice, however, struggles with his identity and self-confidence, seeking the help of a hypnotist to rid himself of his undeniable urges. But while staying with Clive and his naive wife, Anne (Phoebe Nicholls), Maurice is seduced by the affectionate and yearning servant Alec Scudder (Rupert Graves), which brings about profound changes in Maurice's life and outlook.
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Directors:
Producers:
Ismail Merchant
Writers:
E.M. Forster, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, James Ivory
Others:
Jenny Beavan, John Bright
Studio:
Film 4
Genres:
British Films, Drama, Lesbian & Gay, Romance
Countries:
UK
Awards:

1987 Venice Film Festival Best Actor

BBFC:
Release Date:
04/10/1999
Run Time:
134 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/03/2019
Run Time:
140 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • Maurice: A Director's Perspective (2017, 40 mins): a conversation between James Ivory and Tom McCarthy (director of Spotlight)
  • James Ivory and Pierre Lhomme on the making of Maurice (2017, 16 mins): the director and cinematographer talk to Gavin Smith
  • Q&A with James Ivory and Pierre Lhomme (2017, 23 mins) - moderated by Nicholas Elliot of Cahier du Cinema
  • Reflections on Maurice (2019, 19 mins): a new interview with actor James Wilby
  • Hugh Grant and James Wilby in conversation (2018, 5 mins)
  • Screening E M Forster (2019, 8 mins, audio only)
  • Original and Re-release Trailer
  • Deleted scenes
  • Newly recorded audio commentary by Professor Claire Monk of De Montfort University
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes special features

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