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Hope Gap

OT: Hope Gap

William Nicholson // United Kingdom, 2019
Fiction Feature // FF2020
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Scenes from a marriage: Annette Bening and Bill Nighy star in a razor-sharp drama about a couple united in the pain of separation. It’s supposed to be a relaxed weekend, but when Jamie (Josh O’Connor) visits his parents Grace (Annette Bening) and Edward (Bill Nighy) in their house on the Sussex coast, he has no idea that it will change his life for ever. No sooner has he arrived than his father confesses that he plans to leave Jamie’s mother, his wife of more than 30 years. The initial shock soon turns to anger and a painstaking search for mistakes ensues. Against the backdrop of the chalk cliffs of Sussex a verbal exchange of blows begins, with trenchant barbs and tender contempt which shake the family to the core.


WILLIAM NICHOLSON (*1948) is a British writer. His screenplays for Shadowlands and Gladiator were nominated for Oscars.



Hope Gap

Fiction Feature



United Kingdom


100 min

OV with German subtitles

William Nicholson

William Nicholson

Annette Bening, Bill Nighy, Josh O'Connor, Aiysha Hart, Ryan McKen, Sally Rogers, Nicholas Burns

David M. Thompson, Sarada McDermott

Anna Valdez-Hanks

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Pia Di Ciaula

Alex Heffes

Simon Rogers

Suzanne Cave

Tobis Film

Protagonist Pictures

Screen Yorkshire; Sampsonic Media; CMI; Lipsync; Origin Pictures

Charlotte Makris, Tobis Film: charlotte.makris@tobis.de

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