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Food of Love (1997)

A group of ex-university students reunite to perform a Shakespeare play in a quaint English village.

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Stephen Poliakoff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard E. Grant ... Alex Salmon
Nathalie Baye ... Michele
Joe McGann ... Sam
Sylvia Syms ... Mrs Harvey-Brown
Liz Moscrop Liz Moscrop ... Villiage woman
Nicola Duffett ... Angela
Holly Davidson ... Jessica
Jade Davidson Jade Davidson ... Madeline's daughter
Ian Lindsay Ian Lindsay ... Fincham
Elizabeth Banks Elizabeth Banks ... Louise
Paula Bacon Paula Bacon ... Dianne
Juliet Aubrey ... Madeline
Tameka Empson Tameka Empson ... Alice
Deddie Davies ... Villiage woman
Charlotte Emmerson Charlotte Emmerson ... Secretary
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Alex, a manager of a prestigious London bank, with ambitions and interests outside his 9 to 5 routine, find himself becoming increasingly alienated in the face of the new technology invading the modern world. He decides to return to an english village to stage, once again, a Shakespeare play, just as he had some years before. Alex reunites the original group of players who have lost touch since university and introduces three teenage students. At first sceptical about the idea, they are eventually seduced by Alex's passion... Written by Jean Lejuez <travelling.cherbourg@wanadoo.fr>

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Comedy | Romance

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France | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A szerelem étke See more »

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Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Giant Above
Written by J.J. Jeczalik, Bob Kraushaar
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Not a real Poliakoff, nothing to see here
19 February 2006 | by jamesdazesSee all my reviews

As I understand it he altered his initial idea for this film for commercial and lottery-funding reasons with an unsuccessful end result. If you want to see some of Poliakoff's proper works, check out "ShootingThe Past", "The Lost Prince", "Perfect Strangers", "Caught on a Train" ,"Gideon's Daughter", "She's Been Away", and "Hidden City".

The plot concerns the staging of a play in an English village, and a reunion of its original cast by a London professional who decides to return there having made a success of his career , and the production includes Sylvia Syms, Richard E. Grant, Nathalie Baye and Paul McGann and Juliet Aubrey.


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