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A VOYAGE ROUND MY FATHER

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A British writer recalls his eccentric blind father, a prominent barrister. From the John Mortimer play.

Special Features

  • Biographies of John Mortimer, Alan Bates, and Laurence Olivier.
  • SDH subtitles

Product Details

  • Actors: Jane Asher, Alan Bates, Elizabeth Sellars, Laurence Olivier
  • Directors: Alvin Rakoff
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: April 27, 2010
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00331RHC2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #137,967 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Harold Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWER on February 27, 2010
Format: DVD
A very touching drama of a father/son relationship, both being lawyers, with both portraying actors no longer living. The father, Clifford Mortimer (Laurence Olivier) lost his sight while his son, John (Alan Bates-'Gosford Park'), was a youth. The story is a period tale, beginning about the time of WWII, but the son grows up, engages in following his father's law career, but preferring writing. The family, at the desire of the father, pretends there is no sight handicap. It is never even mentioned. The man goes about his gardens, fighting the bugs, and having others describe the beauty. He seems to refrain from facing reality, or has he become so perfectly adapted to his handicap? Should the viewer be inspired or feel pity for the man?
John ages, marries Elizabeth (Jane Asher-'Brideshead Revisited'), and the father/son relationship continues sometimes in conflict, sometimes humorous, sometimes surprising. This, as often in stories with these 2 actors, makes the viewer think and become engaged in the intellect of the characters. Elizabeth Sellars ('Shiralee') plays Clifford's wife, John's mother.

The DVD reminds you sometimes of a play format (this was adapted from the original stage play), except the sets are much more elaborate and much of the footage was actually done on the English estate of the writer, in Oxfordshire. The countryside is beautiful, as rewarding as the performances. _________SUBTITLES are available.

The writer, John Clifford Mortimer, the man who created "Rumpole of the Bailey", obviously used his own real life as a divorce lawyer like his father's divorce law practice, John's sight problems, and even his statement about being raised "entirely on the profits of adultery" a dialogue line used in the performance.
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This story is baesd on the biography of the writer John Mortimer. A difficult but loving relationship between father and son. The father who is a lawyer that refuses to admit he is blind and the son who wants to always please him by following in his footsteps all the while longing for his own path. The acting is superb. I liked it.
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This well-written telemovie by John Mortimer about his barrister father is meticulously filmed and cast. Laurence Olivier's form of ham is well-suited to the brilliant, mercurial, drama queen that is Mr Mortimer Q.C. Alan Bates adds another slightly fussy and effete performance to his gallery of wishy-washy men as John. Bates actually has to act in certain scenes and is very effective when he does. Olivier is entertaining throughout. The talented Jane Asher as Bates's wife gives a nice, strong, natural performance as does Elizabeth Sellars as Olivier's wife. An intelligent script about the chasm that exists between a father and his son, beautifully observed but no easy answers or penetrating insights into what makes these bright, difficult characters tick.
(Or why the old man can be such an inveterate stinker).Certainly worth watching.
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After watching Rumpole of the Bailey for several years I was intrigued by John Mortimer's writing and story lines. So, when I discovered that there was a DVD about him and his father I had to get it. Not quite what I expected but an interesting tale. No question his father was a real character and a major force in his life.

Well worth watching at least once.
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I first saw clips from this film as part of a documentary on Olivier, and have been waiting for it ever since. I was by no means disappointed. It is definitely low-key and character-driven. Its bravura performances (especially those of Olivier and Bates) lie in the details and conviction. It's a great last teaming for Olivier and Bates, who also played a highly memorable father and son in the film of "The Entertainer". A must for connoisseurs of fine acting.
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