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Metroland

The movie Metroland was based on the book Metroland.

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Movie details for Metroland

The movie was released in 1997 and directed by Philip Saville. Metroland was produced by Universal Studios. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Christian Bale, Emily Watson, Lee Ross, Elsa Zylberstein, John Wood, Rufus, Amanda Ryan, Jonathan Aris, Ifan Meredith, Boris Terral, Lucy Speed, Bill Thomas (III), Bethan Fairbairn, Daisy Fairbairn, Del Bartle, Gareth Batson, Danny De Matos, Brad Waissman, Clare Wilkie and Kerry Burton.

 

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Metroland, based on Julian Barnes's first novel, is a tale of midlife, middle-class malaise reminiscent of Ang Lee's The Ice Storm. It's 1977, and shaggy-haired thirtysomething Chris (Christian Bale) has a lovely wife (Emily Watson) and baby, a solid offi... Read More
Metroland, based on Julian Barnes's first novel, is a tale of midlife, middle-class malaise reminiscent of Ang Lee's The Ice Storm. It's 1977, and shaggy-haired thirtysomething Chris (Christian Bale) has a lovely wife (Emily Watson) and baby, a solid office job, and a nice house in the London suburb of Metroland. Life is good, until the surprise arrival of old chum Toni (Lee Ross), whom Chris has not seen for 10 years and who was his accomplice in teenage shenanigans and heady visions of a bohemian life abroad. Toni, an inveterate ladies man and rootless poet, disdains his old friend's bourgeois milieu and feels it his duty to revive Chris's passion for women, art, and rock & roll. Meanwhile, Chris can't stop fantasizing about his steamier days as a 20-year-old in Paris with his sultry French girlfriend, and fails to notice that Toni covets his wife and that she has sexual desires of her own. While there's a palpable sexual energy in the movie's proceedings that adds a certain zing to the themes of angst and longing, their eventual epiphanies are disappointingly benign. Lee Ross's swashbuckling Toni and Emily Watson's intelligent, knowing wife carry the movie. --Rebecca Wright

Book details for Metroland

Metroland was written by Julian Barnes. The book was published in 1980 by PICADOR (MACM). More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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