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L-Shaped Room, The

Theatrical Release Date:  TBC
Home Ent. Release Date:  03 Jun 2007
Cert:   -

Synopsis:

Leslie Caron (Gigi) was Oscar-nominated for her portrayal of Jane, a young pregnant French girl who moves to a seedy boarding house in London for a new start. Beautiful and withdrawn, Jame slowly gets to know the other residents of the house who, like her, are social outsiders in their own way. As she falls into a relationship with Toby (Tom Bell) a struggling young writer who lives on the first floor, and befriends Johnny (Brock Peters, To Kill a Mockingbird)a black jazz musician, Jane finds a new reason to live. She considers getting an abortion, but is unhappy with this solution. Eventually, she comes to like her odd L-shaped room, but still faces two problems:what to do with her baby, and what to do with Toby. A lost British classic, written and directed by Brian Forbes (Whistle Down the Wind, The Stepford Wives), the L-Shaped Room is a sensitive study of social morals at the dawning of the Sixties sexual revolution.

Directed By:

  • Bryan Forbes

Starring:

  • Leslie Caron
  • Anthony Booth

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