Our Mutual Friend [DVD] [1998]

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Special Features

  • 30 minute documentary examining the Victorian society reflected in the novel and film
  • Behind-the-scenes promotional teaser


Our Mutual Friend
One of several British miniseries adaptations of Charles Dickens' novel Our Mutual Friend, this four-part version debuted over the BBC in 1998. The production's generous running time (total: six hours), enabled scenarist Sandy Welch to include virtually every important detail in this complex Victorian-era saga of how a mysterious waterfront death inextricably linked the lives of two young women, Lizzie Hexam (Keeley Hawes) and Bella Wilfer (Anna Friel). The richness of the Dickensian prose was complemented by the visuals, which incorporated everything from documentary-style handheld camerawork to Eisenstein-ish montages, and by the eerily polytonal musical score by Adrian Johnston. Our Mutual Friend was brought to America courtesy of PBS beginning January 3, 1999. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Paul McGann
    Paul McGann - Eugene Wrayburn
  • Keeley Hawes
    Keeley Hawes - Lizzie Hexam
  • Anna Friel
    Anna Friel - Bella Wilfer
  • Steven Mackintosh
    Steven Mackintosh - John Harmon
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