A man for eternity

A Man for All Seasons ( A Man for All Seasons ) is a British film directed by Fred Zinnemann , released in 1966 .

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Synopsis

In 1529 , Thomas More , a British lawyer, succeeds Cardinal Wolsey as chancellor of Henry VIII . Friends who are the king and his minister, they will become enemies because of the refusal of Thomas to consent to the remarriage of the king. Thomas will go to martyrdom with prudence and without fanaticism .

Technical sheet

  • Title: A man for eternity
  • Original title: A Man for All Seasons
  • Director: Fred Zinnemann
  • Scenario: Robert Bolt
  • Production: William N. Graf and Fred Zinnemann
  • Music: Georges Delerue
  • Photography: Ted Moore
  • Editing: Ralph Kemplen
  • Sets: John Box
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Format: Colors
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Release date: 1966

Distribution

  • Paul Scofield (VF: Paul-Emile Deiber )  : Sir Thomas More
  • Wendy Hiller (VF: Paula Dehelly )  : Alice More
  • Leo McKern (VF: Yves Brainville )  : Thomas Cromwell
  • Robert Shaw (VF: Jacques Dacqmine )  : King Henry VIII
  • Orson Welles (VF: Jean Davy )  : Cardinal Wolsey
  • Susannah York (VF: Jeanine Freson )  : Margaret More
  • Nigel Davenport (VF: Raymond Loyer )  : The Duke of Norfolk
  • John Hurt (VF: Hubert Noël )  : Richard Rich
  • Corin Redgrave (VF: Bernard Dheran )  : William Roper (the young)
  • Colin Blakely (VF: Claude Nicot )  : Matthew
  • Cyril Luckham (VF: Roger Tréville )  : Archbishop Cranmer
  • Jack Gwillim (VF: Fernand Fabre )  : Head Justice
  • Vanessa Redgrave  : Anne Boleyn
  • John Nettleton (VF: Georges Aubert )  : the jailer
  • Thomas Heathcote (VF: Henry Djanik )  : the boatman
  • Matt Zimmermann (VF: Jacques Thébault )  : the messenger
  • Nick Tate  : the captain
  • Martin Boddey  : Governor of the Tower
  • Molly Urquhart  : a maid

Distinctions

  • Oscar for the best film
  • Oscar for Best Director
  • Oscar for Best Actor for Paul Scofield
  • Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Oscar for the best photography
  • Oscar for the best costume design
  • Golden Globe Award: Best Director
  • Golden Globe Award: Best Screenplay
  • British Academy Film Award for Best Film
  • British Academy Film Award for Best British Film
  • British Academy Film Award for Best Photography
  • British Academy Film Award for Best British Art Direction – Color

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