Venus | 2006

Drama, Foreign
A pair of grizzled veteran actors have their daily routine disrupted by the arrival of a brash grandniece.
Director: Roger Michell
Writers: Hanif Kureishi
Awards: 1 Oscar nomination. Another 1 win & 9 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Maurice

Actor

... Ian

Actor

... Jessie

Actor

... Valerie

Actor

... Donald

Actor

... Waitress

Actor

... Doctor

Actor

... Health Centre Nurse

Actor

... Health Centre Nurse

Actor

... Royal Court Actress

Actor

... Royal Court Actress

Actor

... Royal Court Actress

Actor

Company

Production Company

Production Company

Animals O'Kaye

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

BBC Resources

Production Company

Synopsis

Maurice and Ian are a pair of veteran actors who never quite hit the big time. Now in their 'golden years,' they continue to work, though the jobs are far from glamorous. But their comfortable routine and witty banter over breakfast in a favorite café is disrupted by the arrival of Ian's grand-niece, Jessie. Jessie quickly tries her great-uncle's patience; but Maurice is absolutely taken with the young woman and proceeds to show her the cultural sights of London. As Maurice tries to give Jessie the benefit of his experience, he is surprised to discover how very little he actually knows about himself now that his life is drawing to a close. Jessie, who had arrived with an enormous chip on her shoulders, slowly learns from Maurice the value of respect--for herself as well as others.

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