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Cast
Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson

Fionn Whitehead

Fionn Whitehead

Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci

Ben Chaplin

Ben Chaplin

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Rating: 12A
Duration: 1 hr 45mins

Based on Ian McEwan’s 2014 novel, this British drama explore the moral & ethical dilemma of a high court judge in whether to grant treatment to a teen with cancer who refuses on religious grounds.   Fiona Maye (Thompson) is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack (Tucci) is at breaking-point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Whitehead), a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion which will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live? Fiona visits Adam in hospital and their meeting has a profound emotional impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long‐buried feelings in her. Director: Richard Eyre Cast: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whithead, Ben Chaplin and Nikki Amuka-Bird.

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