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An Inspector Calls (2015)

A mysterious Inspector investigates the wealthy Birling family and their dinner guests following the suicide of a young woman.


Aisling Walsh


J.B. Priestley (based on the play by), Helen Edmundson (adapted by)
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Complete credited cast:
David Thewlis ... The Inspector
Lucy Chappell ... Edna
Miranda Richardson ... Sybil Birling
Ken Stott ... Arthur Birling
Finn Cole ... Eric Birling
Chloe Pirrie ... Sheila Birling
Sophie Rundle ... Eva Smith
Kyle Soller ... Gerald Croft
Flora Nicholson ... Miss Francis
Gary Davis ... Alderman Meggarty
Wanda Opalinska ... Charity Lady


In 1912 pompous industrialist Arthur Birling, who has hopes of a knighthood, his superior wife Sybil and young son Eric are celebrating the engagement of daughter Sheila to eligible Gerald Croft when they are visited by blunt Inspector Goole. He tells them of the suicide of a young woman named Eva Smith and though they all claim not to have known her the inspector demonstrates that each in their own way contributed to her downfall, by having her dismissed from work or, in the young men's cases, having sexual relationships and then abandoning her. After Goole has left the youngsters feel ashamed and the engagement is halted but Arthur Birling, doubting the inspector's authority, rings the local police station. This is the prelude to a double shock which will lead to the family's humiliation and ruin. Written by don @ minifie-1

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First aired on BBC One in the United Kingdom on 13th September 2015. See more »


Gerald leaves the room after Sheila has given him back her engagement ring, but the next time she appears, she still has the engagement ring on her finger. See more »


[first lines]
Man: Do you believe in God?
Woman: Yes.
Man: How can you?
Woman: I can't believe in people. I have to believe in something, or I'd fall - fall down through the cracks. Never stop falling.
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Version of Inspektor Gull (1979) See more »

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30 November 2015 | by iaannissSee all my reviews

After watching this movie adaptation of An Inspector Calls, I felt that this remake turned into a great success. At first the characters weren't what I expected, most of them seemed quite simple and bland and thought that the actors weren't suited to to their roles. But as the film progressed my attitude towards the characters changes, Eric and Sheila aren't the spoiled brats I thought they were- they actually care about the death of this young woman. Gerald, I realized has more emotional depth Han I gave him credit for, but Mr and Mrs Birling we're exactly what I thought they'd be like and their attitudes towards Eva didn't really change. As for the Inspector I thought that David Thewlis did a great job being the Inspector and his character was also amazing but what I didn't like about the Inspector was that towards the end of the film, he starts time traveling (Priestly hinted that the Inspector was supernatural) but I started getting very confused and became unsure of if he was there before she died and it was a flash back or he is the reason she is dead... I have no idea. But overall this was an amazing movie and I really enjoyed it.

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13 September 2015 (UK) See more »

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Yorkshire, England, UK See more »

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