My Policeman (2022)

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My Policeman (2022). My Policeman: Directed by Michael Grandage. With Gina McKee, Linus Roache, Rupert Everett, Harry Styles. The arrival of Patrick into Marion and Tom's home triggers the exploration of seismic events from 40 years previously.

“In 1957-8 Britain, there are three u0026quot;friendsu0026quot;. Policeman Tom, Teacher Marion, and Museum Curator Patrick are together, but Tom is mutually in love (to some degree) with both Marion and Patrick. Somewhat for career purposes, Tom marries Marion. Bad things happen.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe film actually starts in 2000, where Tom and Marion are retired and still together. Patrick has suffered a stroke, and Marion has taken him in to nurse, to Tomu0026#39;s annoyance. Most of the action is told in retrospect from Patricku0026#39;s diary.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe story is poignant. The acting is excellent (I heard it got an ensemble acting award). The seaside scenes are beautiful, and even the music matches well.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI saw this at the Toronto International Film Festival. In the Q+A, the director said he was attracted to the story, not just because it dealt with regret and amends, but for the political aspect. Gay rights are currently being threatened, and there is the contrast between 1957u0026#39;s brutal police arrests in dark alleys and lives being ruined, with and 2000u0026#39;s gay couples walking hand-in-hand down the street in daylight. Young actors with existing fan bases were cast, partly to show their fans what the u0026quot;bad old daysu0026quot; were like.”


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