17 July 2012 | claudio_carvalho
To Sir, Without Love
In a British school, the conservative and emotionless Latin teacher Andrew Crocker-Harris (Michael Redgrave) has a heart problem and is forced to retire. His unfaithful wife Millie (Jean Kent) is having a love affair with his colleague, the science teacher Frank Hunter (Nigel Patrick), and he is hated and despised by the students, fellows and the direction of the school. His pupil Taplow (Brian Smith) is studying with him the tragic Greek poem The Agamemnon, expecting to be promoted at school.
On his last days at school, Crocker-Harris is informed by the headmaster that the board refused to pay his pension plan for earlier retirement and he realizes that he is a failure as a teacher and a man.
"The Browning Version" is a heartbreaking British film based on a play that tells the story of a teacher without emotions that is hated and betrayed and in the end is helped by his pupil, his replacement and even by the lover of his wife to react to the situation and "live" again. The performances are top-notch and the depressive story is another great British film about the relationship between teacher and student (the other is "To Sir with Love"). My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "Nunca te Amei" ("I Never Loved You")