Old Flames

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Simon Gray's dark spoof in which sundry fucked-up ex-public school yuppies 'disappear', features those noble stalwarts of the system, Fry and Callow, battling to stop their middle age being wrecked by an old 'Amplesider' with an obscure grudge. Full of the usual social-sexual frumpery that lends itself so admirably to that unremarkable genre of London-based thrillers in which smarmy city types get their comeuppance. Morahan's film, made for the BBC, will no doubt carve some morbid niche for itself on late night television. The moral? Don't lock up a promising violinist in the school music rooms if he's going to turn up 25 years later as an asthmatic, toupee-troubled neurotic by the name of Mr Quass.

By: JCh

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Director: Christopher Morahan
Screenwriter: Simon Gray
Cast: Simon Callow
Stephen Fry
Miriam Margolyes
Clive Francis