Robert Altman directs this elegant period drama and Agatha Christie-style murder mystery that features the cream of British acting talent. Gathered at aristocrat Michael Gambon's big house are fellow toffs Charles Dance, James Wilby and Jeremy Northam (as British matinee idol Ivor Novello) among others. Meanwhile, downstairs in the bustling servant's quarters we encounter Alan Bates and Helen Mirren as the head male and female members of staff.
The various intrigues that play out between members of the different classes and sexes are all observed with Altman's customary withering eye and trademark roving camerawork. After a murder is committed, comical pipe-smoking detective Stephen Fry arrives, but the solution is arrived at in an unconventional way. With an impeccable ensemble cast that Merchant Ivory would die for, Gosford Park is a classy piece of cinema from a great director at the top of his form.
Best Picture BAFTA Winner 2002.
- Audio Commentary
- Making of Gosford Park
- Authenticity of Gosford Park
- Q & A Sessions
- Deleted Scenes
- " For a film about homicide and class conflict, Gosford Park is surprisingly congenial. " – Noel Murray
- " Gosford is fine, well-groomed entertainment, but the road it takes has already been well paved. " – David Ansen
- " Gosford Park expertly melds comedy and drama, eventually adding a pinch of intrigue with a second-act slaying. " – Matt Brunson