Separate Lies

Separate Lies

Separate Lies

  The successful lawyer James Manning (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife Anne (Emily Watson) lead an enviable life. Every weekend is spent in the tranquil town of Maidley in Buckinghamshire, where they have a grand country house, during the week they also befitting reside in London. A perfect life – one imagines himself on the sunny side and enjoy the achievements. This is changing rapidly, however, as the husband of the housekeeper Maggie (Linda Bassett) in Maidley of a Land Rover is captured and seriously injured while the driver commits an accident flight. James quickly budding in the suspicion that has just returned from the United States, Bill Bule (Rupert Everett) to do with the accident could have, especially since the land rover has a treacherous scratches. But when James put the upstart young man to task, he discovers that his own wife is having an affair with Bill and deeply involved in the tragic events is as he thought. From Silence to be lies and lies of a crime, and Anne is about to tormented by guilt, the nerves to lose …

On the surface it comes in Separate Lies / Separate Lies about the question of who was sitting at the wheel who killed the husband of the housekeeper. But this is only one – highly effective – dramatic means to expose razor-sharp with dissecting eyes the depths of the British upper class. Between Country House, London’s city residence, and chic restaurants simmer the hidden emotions and pave their way with difficulty through the carapace of propriety and restraint, to finally reveal the suppressed longings, boredom and all the unspoken to.

As mentioned in Gosford Park, for which Fellowes wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay, Fellowes is fascinated by the class distinctions of British society, from the much stronger rules, where each layer is subject to, and the lies that this strong “class consciousness” produces. Despite its focus on life-lies of the bourgeoisie but also transports Fellowes universal issues such as guilt and individual responsibility, thus conjures up a totally unobtrusive lesson on the canvas. Although Separate Lies / Separate Lies do not come up to the class of Gosford Park and not the classical momentum of similar MatchPoint features, it offers intelligent conversation with exquisite actors.

Title: Separate Lies Original Title: Separate Lies Country of production: United Kingdom Year of production: 2005 Length: 87 (min) of material: 20th Century Fox

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