Basil

  • 1999
  • Movie
  • Drama, Historical

This opulently produced film, based on a lesser-known novel by Wilkie Collins (The Moonstone) concerns a 19th-century British patriarch who cocoons his family with the trappings of wealth while impoverishing their emotional lives. Class-conscious aristocrat Frederick (Derek Jacobi), the master of Windemere Hall, adores his sickly wife, Agnes (Joanna John),...read more

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01:52 — A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of-the-century England struggling to gain the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father, falls in love wi (more…)

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  • Released: 1999
  • Review: This opulently produced film, based on a lesser-known novel by Wilkie Collins (The Moonstone) concerns a 19th-century British patriarch who cocoons his family with the trappings of wealth while impoverishing their emotional lives. Class-conscious aristocra… (more)

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