Gosford Park

Oscar Winner

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  137 min.
Release Date: December 26, 2001
DVD: June 25, 2002

Current rating: Rating: 3.46
based on 1076 votes and 42 reviews
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Cast: Michael Gambon, Stephen Fry, Richard E. Grant, Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, Maggie Smith, Emily Watson, Jeremy Northam, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Ryan Phillippe, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Kristin Scott Thomas, Trent Ford, Charles Dance


It is November, 1932. Gosford Park is the magnificent country estate to which Sir William McCordle and his wife, Lady Sylvia, gather relations and friends for a shooting party. They have invited an eclectic group including a countess, a World War I hero, the British matinee idol Ivor Novello and an American film producer who makes Charlie Chan movies. As the guests assemble in the gilded drawing rooms above, their personal maids and valets swell the ranks of the house servants in the teeming kitchens and corridors below-stairs.

But all is not as it seems: neither amongst the bejewelled guests lunching and dining at their considerable leisure, nor in the attic bedrooms and stark work stations where the servants labor for the comfort of their employers. Part comedy of manners and party mystery, the film is finally a moving portrait of events that bridge generations, class, sex, tragic personal history - and culminate in a murder. (Or is it two murders...?) -- © 2001 Odeon Films

Director: Robert Altman
Studio: Odeon Films
Producer(s): Robert Altman, Bob Balaban, David Levy
Screenplay: Julian Fellowes

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  • 5 stars "You really need to be on your toes. There is no wasted film here. There is a story and clues every where to solve the whodunit. This wonderful film has your attention."