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Topsy-Turvy 1999 12

154 mins United Kingdom Director. Mike Leigh

Jim Broadbent and Allan Corduner star as Victorian opera maestros Gilbert and Sullivan. Struggling for ideas, they visit an exhibition of Japanese art that inspires a new direction and the writing of a new opus, The Mikado. They put all their efforts into mounting a risky and challenging production that they hope will renew their creative streak.

Mike Leigh was said to have stepped out of his comfort zone by deserting his usual contemporary London settings for the 19th-century story, but the result is a film that’s gone on to become one of the director’s best-loved.

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Directed by

Mike Leigh


Dexter Fletcher

Alison Steadman

Lesley Manville

Timothy Spall

Allan Corduner

Jim Broadbent




Oscars - Best Original Screenplay Best of BAFTA






United Kingdom



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