The Remains Of The Day

Director:   James Ivory
Year:   1993
Language:   English
Time:   135 minutes

A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause challenge his carefully maintained veneer of servitude. Kazuo Ishiguro's novel was adapted by Ruth Jhahvala. The film's stars include Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant and Christopher Reeve.

Post-film discussion led by Elliot Kirschbaum.

Rated PG-13.

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