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The House of Mirth

The House of Mirth

Year: 2000

Genres: Romance,Drama

Countries: UK,France,Germany,USA

Votes: 4483

Rating: 6.8

Cast: Ashton David; Aykroyd Dan; Crammond Graham; De Grossouvre Philippe; Dymond Mark; Kinney Terry; LaPaglia Anthony; Martin Trevor; Pettifer Brian; Quigley Pearce; Riach Ralph; Sampson Roy; Stoltz Eric; Venables Paul; Anderson Gillian; Anderson Piper; Bett Joanne; Bron Eleanor; Calder Gowan; Coker Helen; Daly Alyxis; Downie Penny; Dwyer Pamela; Goonan Mary; Gordon Serena; Harcourt Lesley; Higgins Clare; King Lorelei; Linney Laura; MacLeod Mary; Marlowe Linda; May Jodhi; McGovern Elizabeth; Siller Morag; Timoney Anne Marie; Wooldridge Kate; Cross Pippa; Last Bob; Stewart Olivia; Wands Alan J.; Davies Terence; Wharton Edith; Adefarasin Remi; Howe Monica; Parker Michael; Adams Brian; Agnew Nicky; Antzac Anne Maria; Aronica Lucy; Banks Candice; Bownass Heather; Brennan Mark; Brennan Mhairi; Bresso Valerie; Cairns Neil; Caldbeck Kim Roper; Cameron John; Campbell Billy; Campbell Fraser; Carmichael Lorna; Carrington Brian; Casey Steve; Chambers Carol; Christensen Victoria; Coombes Denise; Coulter Louise; Coulter Luke; Delmonte Gloria; Diver Brendan; Doyle Alan; Duncan Polly; Dunn Lloret; Dunwoodge Sonya; Elliot-Muir Kate; Ferguson John; Finlay Claire; Fitt Jacky; Gardener Graham; Gehriger Diana; Gillan Robert; Grey Gary; Harper Tarn; Hogg Roddy; Hood Tony; Hunt Penny; Hurles-Laws Jessica; Hutton Steve; Kaye Debbie; Kenyon Johanna; Knotts Dennis; Lee Joanne; Lee Sarah; Letham Delia; MacLean Ella; McAllister Duncan; Mcdonald Charles; McGuiness Mark; McKay Mandy; McLoughlan Lou; Miller James; Moore Sonia; Muir Catherine; Murray David; Nashashibi Rosalind; O’Brien Glen; Ogden Gerry; Oji Danny; Osterburgh Karen; Palmer Martin; Parks John; Paton Chris; Phillips Roger; Print Samantha; Purbrick Alex; Rambaut Pat; Ritchie Derrick; Rodenburg Patsy; Roy David; Roy Paul; Sellem Esther; Senior Steve; Shemmings Brian; Sherwyn Dave; Shirley Catherine; Shirley Paul; Shovlen James; Skey Kenny; Smythe Paul; Stewart Elaine; Swiatek Stef; Syme Beverley; Tarbuck George; Tracey William; Urquart Thomas; Watt John; Wilson Dickson Julia; Younger Andy; Taylor Don

Taglines: When a woman has the beauty men admire and women envy…it is wise to tread carefully.

Storyline: Terence Davies’ The House of Mirth, is a tragic love story set against a background of wealth and social hypocrisy in turn of the century New York. Lily Bart is a ravishing socialite at the height of her success who quickly discovers the precariousness of her position when her beauty and charm starts attracting unwelcome interest and jealousy. Torn between her heart and her head, Lilly always seems to do the right thing at the wrong time. She seeks a wealthy husband and in trying to conform to social expectations, she misses her chance for real love with Lawrence Seldon.
New York, 1905. Lily Bart is a young, attractive woman, a socialite who knows how to go around in the high society. She has one problem though, she is financially dependent. Her only income is a small allowance her aunt Julia gives her. Her big secret is that she has gambling debts, so high that the problems can’t be overseen. Her whole reputation is at stake. Marrying a rich man would mean the end of her problems, but nothing seems to work. She purposely sabotages a date with the wealthy, but dull Percy Gryce. She wants nothing from he advances of Jewish stock broker Sim Rosedale either. Only Lawrence Selden interests her, but he isn’t rich and he knows that’s why a marriage could never work. When good friend Gus Trenor, who wants an affair with Lily, squanders even more her of money on the stock market, Lily quickly loses her grip on life. Her only solution lies in a couple of private letters she bought, but revealing them will hurt the only man she has ever loved.

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