|The Intended 2002 N/R, 110 min.|
Director: Kristian Levring
Cast: Janet McTeer, Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, Tony Maudsley, JJ Feild, David Bradley, Philip Jackson, Robert Pugh, John Matthew Lau, Thomas Goh, Michael J. Langgi
Set in the Malaysian jungle in 1924, this tale involves British surveyor Hamish Winslow (JJ Feild) and fiancee Sarah (Janet McTeer) who arrive at a trading post where they encounter the head of the post, the very strong-willed Mrs. Jones (Brenda Fricker) who opposes their lifestyle. She tries bullying Hamish, but that doesn't work, and life settles down–until Mrs. Jones' high-strung son, William (Tony Maudsley) becomes interested in Sarah.
|Vanity Fair 2004 PG-13, 140 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Mira Nair
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, James Purefoy, Romola Garai, Rhys Ifans, Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Eileen Atkins, Jim Broadbent, Bob Hoskins, Tony Maudsley, John Franklyn-Robbins, Deborah Findlay, Angelica Mandy, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Ruth Sheen
A London lass, Becky Sharp (Reese Witherspoon), overcomes her youth as a poor orphan, earns an education, and begins her climb up Britain's 19th-century social ladder when she gains a job as governess for the daughters of Sir Pitt Crawley (Bob Hoskins). Becky marries Crawley's son Rawdon (James Purefoy), but problems rise to the fore. Now, Becky uses her wiles on the powerful Steyne (Gabriel Byrne) to gain yet another step up the social ladder.
|1. The Intended (2002)|
2. Vanity Fair (2004)
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