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AN EDUCATION

by Lone Scherfig

synopsis

Attractive, bright, 16-year-old Jenny is stifled by the tedium of adolescent routine; she can’t wait for adult life to begin. One rainy day her suburban existence is upended by the arrival of a much older suitor, David. Urbane and witty, David instantly charms Jenny and introduces her to a glittering new world of classical concerts, art auctions, smoky bars, and late-night suppers with his attractive friends. He replaces Jenny’s traditional education with his own more-dangerous version. Just as the family’s long-held dream of getting their brilliant daughter into Oxford has seemed within reach, Jenny is tempted by another kind of life.

international title: An Education
original title: An Education
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Odyssey Entertainment
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Lone Scherfig
film run: 95'
release date: UK 30/10/2009, IT 05/02/2010, NL 11/02/2010, DE 18/02/2010, NO 16/04/2010, BE 24/02/2010
screenplay: Nick Hornby
cast: Peter Sarsgaard, Carey Mulligan, Alfred Molina, Emma Thompson, Dominic Cooper, Sally Hawkins, Rosamund Pike, Olivia Williams, Cara Seymour
cinematography by: John de Borman
film editing: Barney Pilling
producer: Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey
production: An Education Production, BBC Films
backing: Endgame Entertainment, BBC Films
distributor: Entertainment One - eOne Films, Sony Pictures Releasing Italy, A-Film Distribution, Sony Pictures Releasing Germany, Kinepolis Film Distribution, Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS

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