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An Education

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Kerry Brown

Synopsis

Set in London in 1961, a city caught between the drab, post-war 50’s, and the glamorous, more liberated 60’s. Jenny stands on the brink of becoming a woman; a brilliantly witty, clever and attractive 17 year-old girl whose suburban life of dull family meals, giggling schoolgirls and homework is about to be blown apart by David - older, urbane and unsuitable.

He introduces Jenny to an exciting new world of chic dinners, art auctions, smoky clubs and foreign trips. He charms her parents. But just as their long-held dream of Jenny getting into Oxford University seems within reach, another kind of life now tempts her. Is it one that sets her free or traps her? Will David be the making or the undoing of Jenny?

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Features
Running Time
100 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Lone Scherfig
Producer
James D Stern, Douglas E Hansen, Wendy Japhet, David M Thompson, Jamie Laurenson, Nick Hornby
Co-Producer
James D Stern, Douglas E Hansen, Wendy Japhet, David M Thompson, Jamie Laurenson, Nick Hornby
Editor
Barney Pilling
Screenwriter
Nick Hornby
Director of Photography
John de Borman
Production Designer
Andrew McAlpine
Sound
Glenn Freemantle
Music
Paul Englishby
Principal Cast
Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike, Emma Thompson, Carey Mulligan

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Production Company

Finola Dwyer Productions/Wildgaze Films
53 Greek Street
London W1D 3DR
UK

bennett@finoladwyerproductions.co.uk

Sales
Company

Hanway Films
24 Hanway Street
London W1T 1UH
UK

T +44 (0)20 7290 0750
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