From the pen of award-winning writer Ian McEwan (Atonement) and the director of Iris and Notes On A Scandal, comes a crafty political thriller entwined in deceit and the abuse of power.

An ambitious BBC newsroom journalist and political chameleon James Penfield (Jonathan Pryce, Brazil) exploits his talent and position to blur the line of fiction and reality, rearranging the facts when it suits him to get the job done. Attracted to the sophisticated daughter of upper class intellectuals Penfield sets out to reinvent his rather uninspiring life in order to catch the eye of Suzie, win the approval of her parents and align himself within their elite clique. But as the lies linger and the web of deceit widens Penfield faces more than a simple retraction to save his reputation.
Also featuring Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Rosemary Harris (Tom & Viv) and Frank Finlay (Othello), The Ploughman's Lunch is a witty,and thought provoking investigation into the power of information.


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  • Jonathan Pryce
  • Paul Jesson
  • William Maxwell


  • Richard Eyre
  • No. discs 1
  • Running time 107 min
  • Audio format 2.0 Dolby Digital
  • Region 4
  • Format NTSC
  • Color COLOUR
  • Language English
  • Catalogue No. DAVID2909
  • Aspect ratio 16:9
  • Subtitles -
  • M

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