The Right Hand Man
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Here you’ll find screencaps, quotes and soundfiles of this aussie rarity starring Hugo Weaving as Ned Devine, Rupert Everett as Lord Ironminster and Catherine McClements as Sarah.
Harry Ironminster is a privileged young men whose aristocratic existence is sent spinning into chaos by a sudden tragedy. Blacking out during one of their trap horses races he kills his father and loses his right arm.
As he struggles to pick up the pieces of a shattered life, Harry meets Ned Devine who is everything the young aristocrat would like to be: confident, free, fearless,.. He offers him a job but the other men declines it at first, reluctant to “be owned” as a servant by Harry’s family. Eventually he accepts the offer and the two men form a close bond.
Harry’s health condition declines more and more and leaves him bound to his bed for long periods. Unable to father a child himself with Sarah, Harry asks Ned to do it for him. Of course, what had started as a friendship driven “duty” develops into something more, at least for Ned who eventually admits his love to Sarah.
On his death bed Harry ask his friend not to let him die painfully and slowly. Ned takes him out on a last race trap, leaving him to crash at speed. Rejected by Sarah, now pregnant, he leaves with Harry’s horses and one of the town kids to start a new life.
Despite some of the reviews I’ve read so far, I enjoyed this movie very much. I found Rupert Everett’s performance as good as always and the chemistry between the three “friends” worked very well for me, not to mention the outback adventurer look of Hugo Weaving J
This way I’m my own master.
Well, to the extent that any working man is. I do my job and they leave me alone […] I don’t want to be owned.
I’ll look after you.
I don’t need you or your job or any other bugger (??)
Yes, you do…you just don’t know it yet…
I can’t be your friend. I’m a servant. I’m his servant. […] It won’t happen again because it’s wrong
Perhaps I can guess…
Is it that you desire Sarah and is it that she desires you in return…?
She loves you.
Give me a death I can bare.
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