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The Carer

A young theatre actress is offered the job as caretaker for a legendary stage actor. That is, until she finds out he's a grumpy old man.

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The Carer

Comedy, Drama

Dorottya is a young theatre actress who’s elated when offered the job as caretaker for the legendary stage actor Sir Michael Gifford. That is, until she finds out he’s a grumpy and irascible old man. Yet, an unexpected friendship soon blossoms.

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Details

  • János Edelényi
  • Brian Cox
    Coco König
    Emilia Fox
    Anna Chancellor
    Roger Moore
  • UK
    Hungary
  • English
  • 85 Mins
  • 2016

Accolades

BAFTA Awards, Scotland, 2016

Brian Cox, Best Actor - Film Nominee

Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2016

Audience Award Nominee

Critics

The Guardian

"Brian Cox twinkles in touching odd-couple drama..."

The Hollywood Reporter

"Brian Cox rages vigorously against the dying of the light.”

The Hollywood Reporter

“...the charm of the film comes from the performances..."

Cineuropa

"The Carer: An outstanding Brian Cox in the role of his life."

Trivia

Brian Cox is an Emmy Award-winning Scottish actor. Cox started his carrier in numerous television films and his first major role was Dr. Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter which every much established his career. He also played Sir Winston Churchill in a 2016 feature.

The director lost his father and brother-in-law not too long ago, and he has built the relationship between Sir Michael and Dorottya in "The Carer" by drawing inspiration from the slapstick lines that he and his father would tell each other to soothe their emotional pain during the year they spent in and out of hospitals.