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Friendship, rivalry, and jealousy between 19th century English romanticists William Wordsworth (Hannah) and Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Roache). In 1813, debilitated by opium abuse, Coleridge attends a reception for the now-distant Wordsworth and flashes back to their first meeting some 20 years before. Coleridge and his wife Sara (Morton) move to a country cottage with Wordworth and his sister Dorothy (Woof) living nearby as the two men collaborate on a poetry collection. Coleridge becomes (mutually) attracted to Dorothy and finds inspiration in drugs. A rift between the two men deepens when Wordsworth marries and Coleridge dependency on drugs worsens--even as his poetry soars.

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Available on Running time 125 minutes. Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Writers, Period Piece: 19th Century, Great Britain, Drug Use & Abuse, Period Piece: 18th Century, Jealousy, Brothers & Sisters, Marriage
Screenplay
Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Cast
Linus Roache, John Hannah, Samantha Morton, Emily Woof, Emma Fielding, Andy Serkis, Samuel West, Guy Lankester
Cinematography
John Lynch
Director
Julien Temple
Music
Dario Marianelli
Producer
BBC Films

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