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The Europeans (1979)

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It's the mid-nineteenth century. Adult siblings Felix Young and Eugenia Munster were born and raised in Europe and have a somewhat bohemian lifestyle reflective of their travels throughout ... See full summary »

Director:

James Ivory

Writers:

Henry James (novel), Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (screenplay)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lee Remick ... Eugenia Young
Robin Ellis ... Robert Acton
Wesley Addy ... Mr. Wentworth
Tim Choate ... Clifford
Lisa Eichhorn ... Gertrude
Kristin Griffith ... Lizzie Acton
Nancy New ... Charlotte
Norman Snow ... Mr. Brand
Helen Stenborg ... Mrs. Acton
Tim Woodward ... Felix Young
Gedda Petry Gedda Petry ... Augustine
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It's the mid-nineteenth century. Adult siblings Felix Young and Eugenia Munster were born and raised in Europe and have a somewhat bohemian lifestyle reflective of their travels throughout Europe. Felix, who has little money, is interested in painting and the arts. Eugenia is a baroness by marriage. They decide to travel to New England to meet their maternal uncle and their three cousins, the Wentworths, for the first time, the Wentworths who live just outside of Boston. The Wentworths are highly puritanical, the uncle in particular who looks to a neighbor, Mr. Brand, to provide a moral compass to his three children, especially the shy Gertrude, who Mr. Brand wants to marry. The Wentworths are somewhat suspicious as to the reason for their relatives' visit, but nonetheless the uncle puts them up in a neighboring house on their property. While Felix enjoys the company of his cousins - especially Gertrude - Eugenia is a bit more standoffish and cognizant of the real reason for their ... Written by Huggo

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Based on a novel by Henry James

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Drama | Romance

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The picture was photographed in New England, and partially there in Salem, during the month of Autumn [= Fall] 1978. See more »

Quotes

Gertrude: There must be a thousand different ways to be dreary and sometimes I think we make use of them all.
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Version of Matinee Theatre: The Europeans (1958) See more »

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Simple Gifts
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A Masterpiece with Lee Remick - pure and simple!
10 December 2000 | by isnogud-der-grosswesirSee all my reviews

This film is a masterpiece as are all of the Merchant/Ivory's films. The absorbing story and adaptation, the fantastic actors - notably the immensely beautiful Lee Remick - and the eye for detail makes this a unique experience and may be watched again and again.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

8 October 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New Ipswich, New Hampshire, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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