Stiff Upper Lips (1998)

Director
Gary Sinyor

Main cast
Peter Ustinov; David Artus; Kevin Furlong; Nicholas Selby; John Boswall

Genres
Comedy, Foreign

Description
Stiff Upper Lips is a broad parody of British period films, especially the lavish Merchant-Ivory productions of the 'eighties and early 'nineties. Although it specifically targets A Room with a View, Chariots of Fire, Maurice, A Passage to India, and many other films, in a more general way Stiff Upper Lips satirises popular perceptions of certain Edwardian traits: propriety, sexual repression, xenophobia, and class snobbery.


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