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Stiff Upper Lips
Release Date: June 12, 1998
|Production Companies||:||Cavalier Features, Chrysalis Films, Filmania, Impact Pictures, Isle of Man Film Commission, Isle of Man Government, Ivory Hall, Kaleidoscope Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., Yorkshire Films International|
|Producers||:||Jeremy Bolt, Gary Sinyor, Nigel Savage, Simon Scotland, Emma Style, Natasha Ross, Ananda Coulier|
|Writers||:||Gary Sinyor, Paul Simpkin|
Stiff Upper Lips is a broad parody of British period films, especially the lavish Merchant-Ivory productions of the 'eighties and early 'nineties. Although it specifically targets A Room with a View, Chariots of Fire, Maurice, A Passage to India, and many other films, in a more general way Stiff Upper Lips satirises popular perceptions of certain Edwardian traits: propriety, sexual repression, xenophobia, and class snobbery.