PG-13 | | Drama, Romance
A poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.
Castle Howard, which 'plays' Brideshead in this film, was also used to represent the same location in Brideshead Revisited (1981).
I act only as God directs.
Charles Ryder: Rubbish. God's your best invention. Whatever you want, he does.
The water taxi that Charles, Sebastian and Julia take to Lord Marchmain's palazzo in Venice was built post-1960s. All Venetian water taxis before this were of solid wood construction, but the one used for filming is clearly of "cold-molded" construction, as one can readily see by the diagonal strips of veneer on the hull; something unknown before the advent of resin laid-up veneer hulls in the 1970s.
English, Italian, Arabic, Latin, French
$339,616 (USA) (27 July 2008)
$6,414,563 (USA) (21 September 2008)
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