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Directed by Marek Kanievska • 1984 • United Kingdom
Starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Cary Elwes
Inspired by the true story of a spy scandal that rocked Britain, this handsome adaptation by Julian Mitchell of his own successful stage play stars Rupert Everett as Guy Bennett, a young gay man at a 1930s boarding school. Ostracized by his fellow classmates for his foppish manners, Bennett is drawn to fellow outcast Tommy Judd (Colin Firth), an outspoken Marxist who makes no attempt to hide his disdain for the British class system. Bound together as outsiders, their friendship will drastically shape the course of each of their lives.