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Basil (1998)

A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England stuggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.

Director:

Radha Bharadwaj

Writers:

Radha Bharadwaj, Wilkie Collins (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Christian Slater ... John Mannion
Jared Leto ... Basil
Claire Forlani ... Julia Sherwin
Derek Jacobi ... Father Frederick
David Ross David Ross ... Mr. Sherwin
Crispin Bonham-Carter ... Ralph
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephanie Bagshaw Stephanie Bagshaw ... Emma Mannion
Maisie Bryceland Maisie Bryceland ... Sherwin Maid (as Maisie Tomlinson)
Jenny Downham Jenny Downham ... Anna, Ralph's Wife
Ann-Louise Grimshaw Ann-Louise Grimshaw ... Knitting Nurse (as Ann Louise Grimshaw)
Sarah Hadland ... Windmere House Chambermaid
Carli Harris Carli Harris ... Young Clara Fairfax
Joanna John Joanna John ... Mother Agnes
Georgiana Johnson Georgiana Johnson ... Young Clara
Jackson Leach Jackson Leach ... Young Basil
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Storyline

Basil is the story of a sheltered, naive young aristocrat who finds a friend, John Mannion and through him meets Julia Sherwin. Basil falls in love with Julia, but she is below his class, and if his father finds out, he will be disinherited and sent away, as his older brother, Ralph was, when he unwisely did the same. How can Basil keep his love and his father's respect? Written by A Thomas

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Taglines:

Someone With Everything.....Has Everything To Lose

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene involving abortion | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1998 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Basil - Amor e Ódio See more »

Filming Locations:

Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Father Frederick: Make-believe is never harmless.
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An English Soap Opera
9 June 1999 | by Scott-166See all my reviews

"Basil" is a film that has all the ingredients of a classic soap opera. There's plenty of love deception, jealousy, a rich man who falls in love with a poor girl etc. But that's not one more and forgettable soap opera like the others. First of all, the film is based on a novel written by Wilkie Collins, one of the most important English writers of the 19o. century (a great friend of Charles Dickens) and that makes a great difference. On the other hand, this film has a nice direction and a fine cast, never sliding in hollow sentimentalism. Maybe the only negative point is that the plot is too predictable but even though you can still have a good time watching the film.


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