Gosford Park

Director:   Robert Altman
Year:   2001
Language:   English
Time:   137 minutes

Set at a shooting party on an English country estate in the autumn of 1932, this film is Altman's homage to one of his cinematic heroes, Jean Renoir, and Renoir's film "The Rules of the Game." Altman interweaves a complex web of stories both upstairs and downstairs, delivering a period comedy of manners and a murder mystery with far too many suspects.

The film received an Academy Award for best screenplay and received six other nominations.

Rated R for some language and brief sexuality.

Post-film discussion led by Lex Miller.

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