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  • AA
  • Comedy, Drama
  • 1982
  • 96 mins




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: Imogen Stubbs, Hugh Grant, Robert Wooley, Victoria Studd, James Wilby, Simon Shackleton
  • 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.

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