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  • Approved
  • 1968
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 6.1  (690)

Sebastian is a gripping drama film released in 1968, directed by David Greene and starring the talented Dirk Bogarde, Susannah York and Lilli Palmer in lead roles. The movie is a brilliant portrayal of the complex and tumultuous relationships between the three central characters, each filled with passion, tragedy, and secrets. The story is set in the early 20th century, amidst the majestic backdrop of the Swiss Alps. Sebastian, played by Dirk Bogarde, is a famous fashion designer who leads a flamboyant and bohemian lifestyle. He is openly gay and lives with his long-time partner, in a luxurious house in the mountains.

The plot thickens when Sebastian's old flame, the beautiful and enigmatic Francesca (Susannah York) arrives at his doorstep, accompanied by her husband, the eminent British banker, Richard (played by John Gielgud). Sebastian is initially apprehensive to see her, but as old passions reignite, he finds himself drawn into a web of deceit and treachery.

Lilli Palmer plays the role of Anna, a close friend of Sebastian's who is also secretly in love with him. Her unwavering loyalty and love for Sebastian is tested as she sees him succumbing to his love for Francesca. This leads to a complicated love triangle between Sebastian, Francesca, and Anna, which threatens to destroy their friendship and alter the course of their lives forever.

As events unfold, the audience is taken on a journey of intense emotions, as the characters are forced to confront their deepest fears and desires. The stunning visuals of the Alps add to the already captivating storyline, creating a movie that is visually and emotionally compelling.

The performances by the actors are absolutely brilliant, especially Dirk Bogarde's portrayal of Sebastian. He brings out the soul of the character, giving it depth, complexity, and vulnerability. Susannah York and Lilli Palmer also deliver a stunning performance, conveying the emotional turmoil of their respective characters with finesse and grace.

The movie's score augments the dramatic storyline, with an orchestration that is both delicate and powerful. The music serves to elevate the emotions of the viewers, seamlessly complementing the stunning visuals and performances.

Sebastian is a movie that explores the dark, erotic and passionate side of love, and the consequences of indulging oneself in such emotions. The movie ends with a twist that is both unexpected and satisfying.

Overall, Sebastian is a timeless classic that explores the complexities of human relationships, and the emotional scars they leave behind. It is a must-watch for cinephiles who enjoy movies that delve into the darker side of human nature.

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  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (690)