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Past Caring (1985)

67 year-old Victor is forced to move into an old people's home but he prefers to grow old disgracefully.

Director:

Richard Eyre

Writer:

Tom Clarke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denholm Elliott ... Victor
Emlyn Williams ... Edward
Connie Booth ... Linda
Joan Greenwood ... Stella
Dave Atkins Dave Atkins ... Warden
Barbara Keogh Barbara Keogh ... Warden's wife
Matyelok Gibbs Matyelok Gibbs ... Margaret
James Duggan ... Minibus driver
Madoline Thomas Madoline Thomas ... Em
Kathleen St. John Kathleen St. John ... Mildred
Rose Hill Rose Hill ... Clarrie
Margo Boht Margo Boht ... Daisy
Mollie Maureen Mollie Maureen ... Susan
Sandra Voe Sandra Voe ... Kath
Nizwar Karanj Nizwar Karanj ... Peter
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Storyline

67 year-old Victor is forced to move into an old people's home but he prefers to grow old disgracefully.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1986 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Soundtracks

A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening
(uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
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A forgotten gem
28 June 2004 | by britten_markSee all my reviews

This drama lingers for some reason I can't put my finger on. Whether it is because of the much-missed Denholm Elliott's (usual) standout performance, or the surprisingly erotic sex scenes with the lovely Miss Booth, I'm not sure. Either way, it compels the viewer to look closer at the elderly and remember the spark of life that is still contained within. When Denholm's character reminisces of his sexual cavorting as a young man, and they are still so vivid, it reminds you how brief our time on earth really is. A great piece that deserves another airing, if only as a reminder of the great Mr Elliott


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