Maurice

Directed by James Ivory
Year: 1987
Running Time: 140 minutes
Country: U.K.
Language: English
English Closed Captions

Newly Restored! From the acclaimed Merchant Ivory Productions. Set against the stifling conformity of pre-World War I English society, E.M. Forster's MAURICE is a story of coming to terms with one's sexuality and identity in the face of disapproval and misunderstanding. Maurice Hall (James Wilby) and Clive Durham (Hugh Grant) find themselves falling in love at Cambridge. In a time when homosexuality is punishable by imprisonment, the two must keep their feelings for one another a complete secret. After a friend is arrested and disgraced for "the unspeakable vice of the Greeks," Clive abandons his forbidden love and marries a young woman. Maurice, however, struggles with his identity and self-confidence, seeking the help of a hypnotist to rid himself of his undeniable urges. But while staying with Clive and his shallow wife, Anne, Maurice is seduced by the affectionate and yearning servant Alec Scudder (Rupert Graves), an event that brings about profound changes in Maurice's life and outlook.

"Superb. A Sensual and intoxicating romance." - The Washington Post


Cast
James Wilby
Hugh Grant
Rupert Graves

Crew
Directed by James Ivory