Saul Dibb (R): The Line of Beauty
UK 2006, OF, engl.UT, 177 Min., € 14.99Aktion Portofrei: Kostenloser Versand in Österreich.
Based on Alan Hollinghurst’s Man Booker Prize winning novel, the story of love, class, sex and money crawls deep under the skin of Thatcher's Britain. Nick Guest, a young, gay Oxford graduate of modest means, is invited to stay with the wealthy Fedden family at their home in Notting Hill. Dysfunction and glamour come in equal measure with the Feddens: father Gerald, a Tory MP consumed by his rising status within the party; wife Rachel who barely recognises her manic-depressive daughter Catherine; and son Toby, for whom Nick has had a secret crush ever since their time together at Oxford. Drifting through this world of wealth and power, of cocaine-fuelled country house parties and political soirees, Nick becomes entranced by their powerful, privileged life. But even the comfortable world of the Feddens and their social circle has cracks running through it - cracks that will profoundly affect Nick's life and his façade of being openly gay.