Basil (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - UK  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Based on a Victorian novel by Wilkie Collins, Basil is a British-made costume drama that ended up on cable and home video. Jared Leto plays Basil, a well-to-do young aristocrat with an uptight Victorian father (Derek Jacobi). He befriends the mysterious gentleman John Mannion (Christian Slater) and falls in love with the lower-class girl Julia Sherwin (Claire Forlani). His father is upset about his questionable choices and threatens to disown him, thereby renouncing his birthright to inherit Windemere Manor.

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aristocracy, betrayal, friendship, lover, Victorian