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The Way We Live Now - Disc 2 (2001)
Front Cover Actor
Matthew Macfadyen Sir Felix Carbury
Paloma Baeza Hetta Carbury
Cheryl Campbell Lady Carbury
Shirley Henderson Marie Melmotte
Douglas Hodge Roger Carbury
Cillian Murphy Paul Montague
Miranda Otto Mrs. Hurtle
David Bradley Mr. Broune
Tony Britton Lord Alfred Grendall
Rob Brydon Mr. Alf
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Family; Romance
Director David Yates
Producer Nigel Stafford-Clark
Writer Andrew Davies
Studio BBC Home Video
Language English
Running Time 340 mins
Country UK
Color Black And White
First screened on BBC in 2001, The Way We Live Now will surprise those who know Anthony Trollope through the subtleties of his Barsetshire novels. This story of ambition centers around Augustus Melmotte, an Austrian Jewish financier who takes the London money markets and social scene by storm in his efforts to become an "English country gentleman." His rise and fall is followed with remorseless logic by Trollope, and David Yates's direction keeps this in focus against a wealth of subplots and character interaction. The cast is a strong one, with David Suchet's Melmotte gripping in his recklessness, climaxing in the theatrical magnificence of his departure in disgrace from the House of Commons. Shirley Henderson is magnetic as his put-upon daughter Marie, courted by the cream-of-society bachelors for her dowry rather than her person.
Personal Details
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Collection Status In Collection
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Links The Way We Live Now at Core for Movies
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC (Barcode) 46003126
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1