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Richmond Hill's rating of the film The Remains of the Day

Probably the most satisfying Merchant Ivory production shedding the usual (distracting) trappings for a taut and gripping two-hander. It's magnificently performed by Thompson and Hopkins who scale the repressed emotions with exquisite aplomb. In this respect a 90-degree cousin of Brief Encounter, although a double bill of these two would be crushing in tender sadness.