CHANNEL 4 4SEVEN E4 MORE4 FILM4 4MUSIC 4oD

Viewing your Watchlist and recommended content requires Javascript

  • AA
  • Comedy, Drama
  • 1982
  • 96 mins

Privileged

Privileged

About

A group of Oxford undergraduates stage a production of The Duchess of Malfi, during which they discover that their emotional problems and romantic intrigues are nothing new. Although little lingers in the mind after the closing credits, save for some picturesque shots of students punting on the river, this is a generally well-made film that benefits from convincing performances and maintains the interest to the inevitable tragic conclusion.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Victoria Studd, Imogen Stubbs, Hugh Grant, Robert Wooley, Simon Shackleton, James Wilby
  • Director: Michael Hoffman
  • Writer: Michael Hoffman
  • Producer: Rick Stevenson
  • Photographer: Fiona Cunningham-Reid

In a nutshell

It is notable for having been produced by the students themselves, and for featuring early appearances by Hugh Grant and James Wilby.

Latest from Film4...

  • Film4 Woman In Black 2

    The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death

    The spectral 'woman in black' feeds off the loss and trauma of Second World War evacuees in this gothic sequel from director Tom Harper (The Scouting Book For Boys)

  • Film4 Men In Black 3

    Men In Black 3

    Agent J (Will Smith) travels back to the 1960s to stop an alien from assassinating a young Agent K (Josh Brolin) and changing the course of history

  • Film4 Muppet Christmas Carol

    Boxing Day 2014 on Film4

    Film4's lineup on Boxing Day 2014

  • Film4 In Fear

    In Fear on Film4

    Alice Englert and Iain De Caestecker star as a new couple driving through Ireland who become lost and the target of a mystery tormentor

  • Channel 4 Blog

    Joe Cunningham's 11 recommendations for LFF 14

    Unfortunately I haven¿t been jet setting around the world this year to the various exciting international film festivals, but that¿s what makes the London Film Festival¿s compilation approach to progr

  • Channel 4 Blog

    Michael Leader's 11 recommendations for LFF 2014

    One of the best things about the London Film Festival¿s smorgasbord approach to programming is that, amongst the world premieres and gala screenings, there¿s an eclectic collection of exciting films o

Register with Film4.com

Personalise your Film4 experience

  • Set film reminders
  • Build your watchlist
  • Get film suggestions

or Register

Share