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The Fool (1990)

140 min | Drama

A costume drama / satire about financial skull-duggery, and confidence tricksters in both the upper and lower classes in Victorian London. A working class man impersonates a lord who is supposedly very rich and a financial wizard. As such ...See moreA costume drama / satire about financial skull-duggery, and confidence tricksters in both the upper and lower classes in Victorian London. A working class man impersonates a lord who is supposedly very rich and a financial wizard. As such he is invited to all the best peoples' parties. In fact he is not and his wealth and expertise are more in the minds of his associates than in reality. Interestingly, despite the large social gap between the two classes, there are many similarities in what goes on in both within this story. This can be seen as the main character switches back and forth between his charade as a peer and his real self. Written by Blair Stannard See less
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Christine Edzard (screenplay) | Olivier Stockman (screenplay)
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Dec 7, 1990 (United Kingdom)

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Derek Jacobi
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7.3 / 10 | 64 votes