Besieged

Year: 1998
David's Character: Jason Kinsky
Director(s): Bernardo Bertolucci
Other Stars: Thandie Newton & Claudio Santamaria
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Screen time: One of the lead roles

This film is based on the short story "The Siege" by James Lasdun

When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Jason Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in one room of his Roman palazzo. He besieges her with flowers, gifts, and music, declaring passionately that he loves her, would go to Africa with her, would do anything for her. "What do you know of Africa?," she asks, then, in anguish, shouts, "Get my husband out of jail!" The rest of the film plays out the implications of this scene and leaves Shandurai with a choice.

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