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TitleMrs. Dalloway (1997)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityMental Shell shock Amputee
CountryUK
Length97
GenreDrama
Rating4
DirectorMarleen Gorris
CastVanessa Redgrave Rupert Graves Natascha McElhone
NotesB/W and Colour There are two stories here. One is that of Clarissa Dalloway who is preparing for a party which will be a defining moment in her life. We learn in flashbacks that she chose to marry a rich politician while sacrificing more fulfilling relationships. The other story is of Septimus Smith who is suffering from delayed shell-shock and has visions of a man called Evans. He talks of suicide and when his doctor is going to put him in hospital he kills himself by jumping from a window. The film suggests that the people around him and his doctor have failed to understand what is wrong with him. His doctor relates at Mrs. Dalloway's party what happened to Smith which in turn upsets her and she contemplates suicide . (Virginia Woolf committed suicide). From the novel by Virgina Woolf

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