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Coming Through (1988)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 4 February 1988
Celebrated actor and actress Sir Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet) and Dame Helen Mirren (Prime Suspect) star in this movie by award-winning playwright Alan Plater about one of the great love ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kenneth Branagh ... D.H. Lawrence
Helen Mirren ... Frieda von Richtofen Weekley
Alison Steadman ... Kate
Philip Martin Brown ... David
Felicity Montagu ... Jessie Chambers
Fiona Victory ... Alice Dax
Norman Rodway ... William Hopkin
Alison King Alison King ... Sallie Hopkin
Lynn Farleigh ... Lydia Lawrence
Malcolm Storry ... Arthur Lawrence
Robin Paul Bassford Robin Paul Bassford ... Young Lawrence
Benjamin Whitrow ... Ernest Weekley
Sebastian Rose Sebastian Rose ... Weekley Child
Liz May Brice ... Elsa Weekley (as Elizabeth Brice)
Camilla Aspey Camilla Aspey ... Weekley Child
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Storyline

Celebrated actor and actress Sir Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet) and Dame Helen Mirren (Prime Suspect) star in this movie by award-winning playwright Alan Plater about one of the great love affairs and greatest scandals of the twentieth century, D.H. Lawrence's passionate relationship with Frieda Weekley.

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1988 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

El triomf de l'amor See more »

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Color
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Trivia

Acting debut of Liz May Brice (Elsa Weekley). See more »

Quotes

Frieda von Richtofen Weekley: Lawrence, would you like to stay with me tonight?
D.H. Lawrence: Here?
Frieda von Richtofen Weekley: Yes.
D.H. Lawrence: I'd like that very much.
Frieda von Richtofen Weekley: Good.
D.H. Lawrence: But I won't.
Frieda von Richtofen Weekley: O why not?
D.H. Lawrence: Because I know the difference between appetite and desire.
Frieda von Richtofen Weekley: You must explain.
D.H. Lawrence: It's the difference between wanting to go to bed with a woman, and wanting to spend the rest of your life with her.
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Connections

References Effi Briest (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

March
(uncredited)
from "Tannhauser"
Music by Richard Wagner
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Just to see Kenneth
31 March 2000 | by berrinSee all my reviews

There are 2 reasons to see this movie (and only 2). Really beautiful scenery, and wonderful acting by Kenneth Branagh. Other than these, I found the story underdeveloped, and the movie ended just as it was beginning to get interesting. We see some flashbacks of DH Lawrence's life. However, whereas the cover of the movie suggests that the focus would be on the relationship between DH Lawrence and a married woman, this relationship is not the focus of the movie. In fact, this is a movie that looks at DH Lawrence, without focusing. Therefore, one is surprised when the movie ends, but not sorry.


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