Der Duft von Lavendel (2004)

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Der Duft von Lavendel: Directed by Charles Dance. With Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Daniel Brühl, Freddie Jones. Two sisters befriend a mysterious foreigner who washes up on the beach of their 1930s Cornish seaside village.

“Beautifully acted. The delineation of sibling rivalry between the two sisters, Ursula and Joan (Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, is a masterclass in itself. And what a treat to be entertained by Miriam Margoyes. Her Dorcas is the perfect foil for the two prim spinsters. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe script is finely wrought and the understated English humour a joy. There are moments when you just have to laugh out loud. At other times your empathy for the characters moves you to deep sadness and regret at lives that have had times of sorrow or been unfulfilled.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe visual imagery in this film is evokes the nostalgic feel of an English rural landscape of sixty years ago. The beautiful cinematography was complemented by the musical score. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis is the second English film in two weeks I have been really impressed by.”


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