Film Group – Monday 22nd January – Gosford Park

Teulada-Moraira U3A – Film Group – Back Catalogue

When: Monday 22nd January, doors open 17;45, film commences 18:00 (ends 20:15)

Where: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira (next to the large free car park)

What: Gosford Park


U3A Membership Card for entrance (free) – NO booking required

It has been said that the most enjoyable lifestyle in history was British country house life in the years between the wars. That is true for some of the people upstairs in this movie, less true of most of those downstairs.

However, some of the aristocrats, like Lady Constance, are threatened with financial ruin, and others, like Novello, have to sing for their supper; while below stairs, a man like Jennings is obviously supremely happy to head the staff of a great house. And as Mrs. Wilson the housekeeper says of herself, “I am the perfect servant. I have no life.” The classic country house murder story begins with perfect order, in which everyone up and down the class ladder fits securely into his or her place – until murder disrupts that order, and discloses unexpected connections between the classes. That’s what happens here, when one of the characters is poisoned and then stabbed. Are there two murderers to be apprehended by Inspector Thompson?

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