A Feast at Midnight

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A Feast at Midnight
Directed byJustin Hardy
Produced byYoshi Nishio
Jonathan Hercock
Written byJustin Hardy
Yoshi Nishio
StarringChristopher Lee
Robert Hardy
Freddie Findlay
Aled Roberts
Julie Dreyfus
Music byDavid Hughes
John Murphy
CinematographyTim Maurice-Jones
Edited byMichael Johns
Release date
  • 26 May 1995 (1995-05-26) (UK)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

A Feast at Midnight is a 1995 British comedy family film directed by Justin Hardy and starring Christopher Lee, Freddie Findlay, Robert Hardy, Samuel West, Edward Fox and Julie Dreyfus. The film is notable for being the feature film debut of future Conservative politician, Michael Gove, as the chaplain.[1]


Dryden Park, a prep school, welcomes a new boy, Magnus (Freddie Findlay) whose father is convalescing in Paris. Magnus is immediately targeted by bullies and gets no support from his housemaster, Professor "Raptor" (Christopher Lee). Magnus seeks solace in letters from his father, with whom he shares a love of good food, but the school follows a strict diet, so Magnus organizes his new friends into a secret society who enjoy midnight feasting. Magnus and other boys also being bullied go to the school kitchen after lights out, where Magnus cooks and serves a midnight feast made up of delicious snacks. As the Midnight Feast Society grows under the nose of the housemaster, the bullies continue to dislike Magnus and his friends and set out to cause trouble for all those who are part of the Midnight Feast.



Empire said of the film: "Nothing about it suggests that it should have been made for the big screen, so modest is its scope."


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