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Clive (John Gielgud), a frequently drunk author in declining health, is busy working on a new book at his Rhode Island home. The characters in his new story are based on his actual family, which includes his wife, Sonia (Ellen Burstyn) ; his illegitimate son, Kevin (David Warner) ; and his son, Claude (Dirk Bogarde). Clive embellishes their personalities, adding heavy symbolism to create a dark, surreal tale. When they all show up for a family meal, we learn about their true natures.

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Wednesday February 9 1977
Duration: 104 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Alain Resnais
Screenwriter: David Mercer
Cast: Denis Lawson
Ellen Burstyn
David Warner
Elaine Stritch
Dirk Bogarde
Samson Fainsilber
John Gielgud
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