The Romantic Englishwoman

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The Romantic Englishwoman
Original movie poster for the film The Romantic Englishwoman.jpg
original film poster
Directed by Joseph Losey
Produced by Daniel M. Angel
Written by Tom Stoppard
Thomas Wiseman
Starring Michael Caine
Glenda Jackson
Helmut Berger
Music by Richard Hartley
Cinematography Gerry Fisher
Edited by Reginald Beck
Distributed by Fox-Rank
Release dates
  • 1975 (1975)
Running time
115 min
Language English

The Romantic Englishwoman is a 1975 British film directed by Joseph Losey. It stars Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson, Helmut Berger, and marks the feature-length screen debut for Kate Nelligan. The screenplay was written by Tom Stoppard and Thomas Wiseman.

Caine plays a successful English novelist whose discontented wife, played by Jackson, decides to take a holiday to Germany in order to 'find herself'. There she meets an ambiguous young man, played by Berger, in an elevator which initiates an often bizarre, but extremely mature examination of desire, responsibility and the nature of love.

The film was shown at the 1975 Cannes Film Festival, but wasn't entered into the main competition.[1]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Romantic Englishwoman". Retrieved 2009-05-04. 

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