A provocative and suspenseful drama, Brideshead Revisited tells an evocative story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in the pre-WWII era. In the film, Charles Ryder (Matthew Goode, Match Point, The Lookout ) becomes entranced with the noble Marchmain family, first through the charming and provocative Sebastian Flyte (Ben Whishaw, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer ), and then his sophisticated sister, Julia (Hayley Atwell, Cassandra s Dream and the upcoming The Duchess ). The rise and fall of Charles infatuations reflect the decline of a decadent era in England between the wars. Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson co-stars as Lady Marchmain.
The film, based on Evelyn Waugh s acclaimed novel is adapted for the screen by multiple BAFTA Award-winner Andrew Davies ( Bridget Jones Diary, Bleak House ) and Jeremy Brock ( The Last King of Scotland ) and directed by Julian Jarrold ( Becoming Jane ).