At the Melrose family's glorious house in the South of France, young Patrick has the run of the magical grounds. His father David rules with cruelty and his mother Eleanor has retreated into self medication and booze. Bravely imaginative and self-sufficient out of necessity, 9-year-old Patrick encounters the volatile lives of adults with fear. They are expecting guests for the weekend, but this afternoon is profoundly unlike other summer days, and the shocking events that precede the guests' arrival tear Patrick's world in two.
Did You Know?
Patrick Melrose (Benedict Cumberbatch
)'s father, David (Hugo Weaving
), mocks his late mother-in-law for "purchasing" a French duke as her second husband, the Duc de Valencay. The maternal grandmother of author Edward St. Aubyn
, who based the Patrick Melrose novels on his own life, married the Duke of Talleyrand and Dino as her second husband. See more
Young Patrick Melrose
You lied to me! You hurt me!
Don't whimper. It's very unnatractive.
24 Préludes for Piano, Op. 28: 22. in G Minor - Molto Agitato
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Jan Simon See more