It is August 1914 and war between France and Germany seems imminent.However, she accepts an invitation to travel to Berlin as ...The script has too many faults that distance the audience.
The Standard Class 4-6-0 is number 75043 - this number was not allocated until nationalisation of the four big railway companies and the formation of British Railways in 1947. The only reason why I rented this Lawrence adaptation was that it was produced by famed schlockmeisters Menahem Golan and Yorman Globus, who made some really entertaining trashy movies.
The nudity and sex in the movie is not the least bit erotic despite full frontal nudity and explicit sex scenes.
Some of this might be blamed on the below average production values - the movie has a murky look throughout, and there's not much effort to beef up the backgrounds with extras or anything that might have taken time and expense to make.
The team behind the drama have promised that it will be as raunchy as its source material, with producer Serena Cullen teasing that the sex scenes approach the limits of what can be shown on mainstream TV. Telling the story of an upper-class woman's affair with her gamekeeper, the book was only published uncensored in the UK in 1960, prompting a famous obscenity trial which Penguin Books won.
Ken Russell previously directed an adaptation of the novel starring Joely Richardson and Sean Bean in 1993.