Product Description & Reviews
Hotel du Lac is an impeccably produced BBC television adaptation of Anita Brookner's Booker Prize-winning novel. Middle-aged writer Edith Hope has fled London and romantic disappointment to find sanctuary at a luxury hotel on a Swiss Lake, but finding no escape from her loneliness must eventually face her past. Edith is played with compassion by Anna Massey, her intellect and wit acting as a defense against her own failings, and support comes from a superb cast including Denholm Elliott, Googie Withers, Julia McKenzie, Patricia Hodge, Irene Handl, and Barry Foster. Brookner's apparently slight but multilayered tale is skillfully crafted by writer Christopher Hampton, who has with such films as Dangerous Liaisons (1988) and The Quiet American (2002) become a master of literary adaptation. Giles Foster's direction focuses on bringing the best from his cast, rather than attempting any sort of cinematic sweep, and Carl Davis's eloquent theme music makes the introspection all the more touching. Ultimately, though, it is Anna Massey's insightful central performance which makes Hotel du Lac such a memorable slice of television. --Gary S. Dalkin
Features & Highlights
|Manufacturer:||20th Century Fox|
|Publisher:||20th Century Fox|
|Studio:||20th Century Fox|
|Package Weight:||0.38 pounds|
|Package Size:||4.19 x 1.12 x 1.12 inches|
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sku: 84,1569383227,46.0,1569383227,02, ean: 9781569383223, isbn: 1569383227,