The Browning Version (1994)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Release Date - Jun 8, 1994 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Forty-three years after the first screen treatment of Terence Rattigan's play about a teacher facing the end of his career, Albert Finney takes on the role of Mr. Crocker-Harris, the Latin teacher forced into early retirement by a heart condition. After teaching in a public school for twenty years, Crocker-Harris is being put out to pasture in a less stressful job teaching English to foreigners. Meanwhile, his home life is also falling apart: his wife (Greta Scacchi) is having an affair with the American chemistry teacher (Matthew Modine), who nevertheless admires Crocker-Harris for his dignity and decency. Through it all, Crocker-Harris hides his pain behind his stiff British reserve.

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extramarital-affair, language-instruction, retirement, schoolteacher, aging, book