From Director János Edelényi, This BAFTA-Nominated Film, Featuring Newcomer Coco König, Emilia Fox, Anna Chancellor and a Special Appearance by Sir Roger Moore, Arrives on DVD/Digital from Corinth Films.
Diagnosed with a rare form of Parkinson's Disease, ailing theatrical legend Sir Michael Gifford (Brian Cox) is terminally ill -- as well as foul-mouthed and entirely irascible. However, he's determined not to let his affliction stand in the way of what could well be his final on-stage appearance -- a ceremony by the Critic's Guild of Great Britain honoring him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Standing in his way instead is his overbearing daughter, Sophia (Emilia Fox), who's determined to prevent him from attending the ceremony in his delicate condition and insistent on hiring a caretaker to see him through his final days.
Highly resistant to the concept of a full time caregiver, Sir Michael reluctantly allows Dorottya (Coco König) into his home. An aspiring Hungarian stage actress, she secretly hopes that caring for Sir Michael will propel her own career onstage, so she endures his unbearable temperament. Their relationship gradually improves as her warmth and knowledge of theatre begins to grow on the old lion. As Sir Michael mellows, however, Dorottya's underlying ambitions become more transparent and the staff, including the estate manager and former lover, Milly (Anna Chancellor), become suspicious of her true purpose. The real drama unfolds when Sir Michael learns of his scheming daughter's plans to remove Dorottya from his life, from whom he has regained a sense of meaning and vigor.
"Brian Cox rages vigorously against the dying of the light," says Stephen Farber of The Hollywood Reporter. "The film mainly rests on Cox's shoulders, and he has one of his best roles as the maddeningly self-absorbed but shrewdly observant actor...[he] encourages us to care about the character without ever softening his portrayal." Paul Bynes of The Sydney Herald pens "Cox's timing throughout is superb - a comic masterclass that gives way to storms of temper worthy of Lear." And Hanna Brown of The Jerusalem Post writes "Those who love Shakespeare and great British acting should not pass up The Carer".
- Brian Cox ("Succession", The Last Right, The Etruscan Smile)
- Newcomer Coco König
- Emilia Fox ("Silent Witness," "Delicious", The Pianist)
- Anna Chancellor ("Pennyworth", "Trust", Four Weddings and a Funeral)
- Karl Johnson (The Death of Stalin, "Lark Rise to Candleford", Hot Fuzz)
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