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The Remains Of The Day

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About The Remains Of The Day

OscarĀ®-winners Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) and Emma Thompson (Howards End) reunite with the acclaimed Merchant Ivory filmmaking team for this extraordinary and moving story of blind devotion and repressed love. Hopkins stars as Stevens, the perfect English butler - an ideal carried by him to fanatical lengths - as he serves his master, Lord Darlington, beautifully played by James Fox (The Servant). Darlington, like many other members of the British establishment in the 1930s, is duped by the Nazis into trying to establish a rapport between themselves and the British government. Thompson stars as the estate's housekeeper, a high-spirited, strong-minded young woman who watches the goings-on upstairs with horror. Despite her apprehensions, she and Stevens gradually fall in love, though neither will admit it, and only give vent to their charged feelings via fierce arguments. Marvelously acted by a supporting cast that includes Christopher Reeve and Hugh Grant.

Screenplay

Ruth Prawer Jhabuala

Based on a Work by

Kazuo Ishiguro

Associate Producer

Donald Rosenfeld

Executive Producer

Paul Bradley

Producer

Ismail Merchant, Mike Nichols, John Calley

Director

James Ivory

Actor

James Fox, Hugh Grant, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Reeve, Emma Thompson, Peter Vaughan, Michael Lonsdale, Tim Pigott-Smith, Patrick Godfrey