- 2 hr 20 min
Maurice is a British romantic film that was first released in 1987. The film involves a young man who learns about puberty and then goes off to college. While at college the boy falls in love with one of his peers, and he later learns that the other boy is actually in love with him as well. The two cannot be together because of the nature of British society, and they are forced to keep it a closely guarded secret. This is highlighted by a number of other persons being arrested and jailed for engaging in homosexual acts. The two are eventually able to finally be together after spending years loving in secret. This is despite a plot by a rival to extort money from them. Maurice was written by Kit Hesketh-Harvey, and adapted into a screenplay by E.M. Forster. The film was directed by James Ivory. The character Maurice Hall is played by James Wilby. Clive Durham is played by Hugh Grant, and Rupert Graves plays Alec Scudder.