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Wetherby ★★★ 1985 (R)

Playwright David Hare's first directorial effort, which he also wrote, about a Yorkshire schoolteacher whose life is shattered when a young, brooding stranger comes uninvited to a dinner party, and then shoots himself in her living room. Compelling but oh, so dark. Richardson, who plays a young Redgrave, is actually Redgrave's daughter. 97m/C VHS, DVD . GB Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Judi Dench, Joely Richardson, Tim (McInnerny) McInnery, Suzanna Hamilton; D: David Hare; W: David Hare; M: Nick Bicat. Berlin Intl. Film Fest. ‘85: Golden Berlin Bear; Natl. Soc. Film Critics ‘85: Actress (Redgrave).