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Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1997)

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Release Date
 USA: Aug 28, 1998
DVD Release Date
 R1: Jun 8, 1999

MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for some sex-related material.

Running Time
1 hour, 41 minutes

Country UK

Studio Arts Council of England, First Independent Films, Overseas Filmgroup

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Other Titles
• Keep the Aspidistra Flying
• A Merry War (1998)
• Comstock and Rosemary (1997)

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Genre: Romance, Comedy, Satire, Period Piece, Marriage

Plot: Grant stars as Gordon Comstock, a successful copywriter at a flourishing advertising firm in 1930's London. His girlfriend and coworker, Rosemary (Bonham-Carter), fears he may never settle down with her when he suddenly disavows his money-based lifestyle and quits his job for the artistic satisfaction of writing poetry. Based on George Orwell's novel "Keep the Apidastra Flying".

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 Directed by
Robert Bierman
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 Written by
George Orwell
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 Music By
Mike Batt
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