Basil

directed by Radha Bharadwaj
Category: "Drama"
Year of Release:1998
Date Added:08/01/2010
Date Watched:07/31/2010
Description:Basil(Jared Leto)is the youngest son of a proud nobleman. His older brother is exiled for daring to love a common woman. Basil's life is seemingly saved by John Mannion (Christian Slater), and the two become friends. John introduces Basil to Julia Sherwin (Claire Forlani). Basil falls in love with her and marries her. But then he discovers that Julia is John's lover and that he's been set up. He beats John, then goes looking for Julia, finding her just as she dies in childbirth with John's daughter. John commits suicide. Basil adopts the infant girl and raises her, then years later reconciles with his father.
My Rating:7

Reviews for Basil

Review - Basil

Choppy. The movie is based on a Wilkie Collins' novel and a lot of ground is covered quickly. But the characters are intriguing and the story is interesting.
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