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Directed by Philip Goodhew • 1996 • United Kingdom
Starring Rupert Graves, Julie Walters, Laura Sadler
A most unusual love triangle takes shape in this diabolically dark comedy based on a shocking true crime. In a small town in 1950s England, sailor Harold Guppy (Rupert Graves) takes a room in the boardinghouse run by the prim-and-proper Mrs. Beasley (Julie Walters). But beneath the oh-so-respectable trimmings lurks a sordid reality as the hapless Harold finds himself ensnared between the amorous advances of both his landlady and her teenage daughter (Laura Sadler)—a precarious situation that gradually takes a treacherous turn.