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Maurice ★★★ 1987 (R)

Based on E.M. Forster's novel about a pair of Edwardianera Cambridge undergraduates who fall in love, but must deny their attraction and abide by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality. Maurice finds, however, that he cannot deny his nature, and must come to a decision regarding family, friends, and social structures. A beautiful and stately film of struggle and courage. 139m/C VHS, DVD . GB James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves, Mark Tandy, Ben Kingsley, Denholm Elliott, Simon Callow, Judy Parfitt, Helena Bonham-Carter, Billie Whitelaw, Phoebe Nicholls, Barry Foster; D: James Ivory; W: James Ivory, Kit Hesketh-Harvey; C: Pierre Lhomme; M: Richard Robbins.