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Separate Tables (1983)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 14 March 1983
Arrival of a beautiful model stirs up the guests of a peaceful small town hotel, where most of them hide from their troubles. Secrets, infatuations, and lies come out.

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Terence Rattigan (play)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Julie Christie ... Mrs. Shankland / Miss Railton-Bell
Alan Bates ... John Malcolm / Maj. Pollock
Claire Bloom ... Miss Cooper
Irene Worth ... Mrs. Railton-Bell
Sylvia Barter Sylvia Barter ... Lady Matheson
Bernard Archard ... Mr. Fowler
Liz Smith ... Miss Meacham
Kathy Staff ... Mabel
Brian Deacon ... Charles Stratton
Susannah Fellows Susannah Fellows ... Miss Jean Tanner
Chrissie Cotterill Chrissie Cotterill ... Doreen
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Arrival of a beautiful model stirs up the guests of a peaceful small town hotel, where most of them hide from their troubles. Secrets, infatuations, and lies come out.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ayrı Masalar See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Sir Alan Bates and Julie Christie appeared in Far from the Madding Crowd (1967), The Go-Between (1971), and The Return of the Soldier (1982). See more »

Connections

Version of Separate Tables (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Impromptu in G flat, Opus 90, No. 3, D. 899, for piano
Performed by Philip Smith
Composed by Franz Schubert
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A Fascinating and Compelling Human Drama
19 January 2019 | by tabunoSee all my reviews

27 January 2010. This made of television version of the play, starring Julie Christie, Alan Bates, and Claire Bloom brings the play on the small screen, richly maintaining the feel and atmosphere of the staged play itself. The characters' delivery of their lines with the subtle and sometimes dramatic nuance strikes a deep cord into the human condition and intimate human relationships as well as the societal condemnation and humiliation and tolerance of man's indiscretion. It's difficult to understand the power of this movie, in its depiction that seems to be razor sharp in scratching deeply the human emotional core. By the end of the movie, one can be considered transformed in a small way for having experienced the raw tension, the human conflict and resolution of several intertwining human events and interactions that play to our basic human lives. An amazing experience. 9/10.


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