R | | Drama, Romance
After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.
Helena Bonham Carter, Rupert Graves, James Wilby, Denholm Elliott, Simon Callow, Kitty Aldridge, Patrick Godfrey, Phillada Sewell and Maria Britneva previously appeared in A Room with a View (1985), also directed by James Ivory.
England has always been disinclined to accept human nature.
Wigmore Hall, where the boys meet in one scene, was known as Bechstein Hall until 1917. It was owned and operated by the German piano manufacturer Carl Bechstein & Sons. In1916 Britain seized German property in Britain. The hall was renamed Wigmore Hall on its reopening in 1917. So "Wigmore Hall" did not exist when the scene in the film (pre-war) takes place.
$49,284 (USA) (20 September 1987)