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Movie Maurice
Title Maurice
Year 1987
Director James Ivory
Genre Drama, Romance
Plot – In 1909 at Cambridge college, young Clive Durham openly declares his love to his friend Maurice Hall, who at first rejects him disgusted, but then reciprocates with platonic love, only because Clive does not permit physical relationships. When a scandal for homosexuality destroys the life and career of a young nobleman in their group, Clive, frightened, breaks up with Maurice, and soon after gets married and dedicates himself enthusiastically to politics. Abandoned, anguished and alone, Maurice tries everything to recover from what he considers a disease: he consults doctors and he even tries to be treated with hypnosis, but fails to overcome his instincts. He feels guilty of a horrible habit, although he has yet to physically succumb to his desires. Having returned to visit Clive and his wife in their beautiful villa in the countryside, Maurice meets the attractive young gamekeeper Alec Scudder, who falls for him. After overcoming the fear of possibly being blackmailed by the young man, Maurice completely abandons himself to passion and, finally happy, accepts a full relationship with Alec, now acknowledging his homosexuality.
All actors – James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves, Denholm Elliott, Simon Callow, Billie Whitelaw, Barry Foster, Judy Parfitt, Phoebe Nicholls, Patrick Godfrey, Mark Tandy, Ben Kingsley
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