Basil

1999, Movie, 0 mins

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), but sets impossibly high standards for his two young boys, Ralph (Matthew Steer) and Basil (Jackson Leach). Upon reaching adulthood, Ralph (Crispin Bonham-Carter) impregnates a schoolmaster's daughter, Emma Mannion (Stephanie Bagshaw), and the unforgiving Frederick drives the Mannion family away in disgrace ...
Released: 1999 Rated: n/a Length: n/a

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