The Lost Language of Cranes  



The Lost Language of Cranes (1992)

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When a young gay man comes out of the closet. His friends support him, but when he comes out to his parents, he stirs up a wealth of hidden feelings and secrets in their relationship.

Director: Nigel Finch

Release Date: 1992-02-09
Status: Released
Run time: 87 min / 1:27
Production Company : British Broadcasting Corporation
Production Country: United Kingdom
Release Date: 1992-02-09
Status: Released
Run time: 87 min / 1:27

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Brian Cox
as Owen Benjamin
Eileen Atkins
as Rose Benjamin
Angus Macfadyen
as Philip Benjamin
Rene Auberjonois
as Geoffrey Lane
Corey Parker
as Elliot Abrahams
Ben Daniels
as Robin Bradley
Nigel Whitmey
as Winston Penn
Nicholas Le Prevost
as Nick
Frank Middlemass
as Alex

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Directing Nigel Finch Director

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  • The Lost Language of Cranes strikes me as effortlessly comprehensive in its portrayal of gay characters in different walks of life, but also an examination of other characters and tropes that have been staples of gay literature.

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  • Since I own "Lost Language of Cranes" on VHS, I am familar with the movie. The new DVD offers a few extra scenes that were not on the VHS format. The added scenes don't add that much to the story, but add a lot to the enjoyment of the film.

  • The Lost Language of Cranes by David Leavit Philip Benjamin is in love with Eliot Abrams. Philip is a 25 y/o editor of romance novels. Eliot is a free lance trust fund baby who doesn't want a relationship.

  • I was expecting some mystery, but this movie, "The Lost Language Of Cranes", is not that kind of movie. It has nothing to do with some lost language, and even less with cranes. But I can understand why the makers of this film used this title.

  • About The Lost Language of Cranes. Set in the 1980s against the backdrop of a swiftly gentrifying Manhattan, The Lost Language of Cranes tells the story of twenty-five-year-old Philip, who realizes he must come out to his parents after falling in love for the first time with a man. Philip's parents are facing their own crisis: pressure from developers and the loss of their longtime home.

  • The Lost Language of Cranes is a film released in 1992 and directed by Nigel Finch. The runtime of The Lost Language of Cranes is 87 minutes (01 hours 27 minutes).

  • “The Lost Language of Cranes.” People Weekly 26 (November 3, 1986): 19-20. After a brief synopsis of the novel, Hubbard considers the humorlessness of the characters and their preoccupation ...

  • The hot young short-story writer Leavitt (Family Dancing, 1984) contrives a first novel that's pretty tepid stuff--a gay coming-out tale with a not-so-clever narrative twist.

  • The Lost Language of Cranes is a 1991 British television film directed by Nigel Finch. Made by the BBC for their Screen Two series; it is an adaptation of the 1986 novel of the same name by David Leavitt. Whereas the novel is set in New York with American characters, the film takes place in London.