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Food of Love 1997 15

109 mins United Kingdom Director. Stephen Poliakoff

Bored by London life and a career in banking, Alex (Richard E. Grant) embarks on a scheme to reunite his old university friends to restage a performance of Twelfth Night in a small English village. Writer and director Poliakoff explores how the past clashes with the present in powerful and unexpected ways as former passions are reignited and youthful dreams revived through Shakespeare’s comedy.

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Directed by

Stephen Poliakoff


Joe Mcgann

Nathalie Baye

Richard E. Grant




Unavailable on DVD Shakespeare on Film


15 strong language and sex




United Kingdom



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