This British film from 1978 stars Judi Dench as Imogen Lagrishe, an aristocratic landowner, and Jeremy Irons as Otto Beck, a struggling intellectual, who fall into a passionate love affair that tests the limits of Langrishe's relationship with her sisters and Beck's dedication to his studies. Based on the novel by Aidan Higgins, with a screenplay from Harold Pinter, LANGRISHE, GO DOWN originally played on BBC television, but was never released in theaters. LANGRISHE, GO DOWN showcases early, detailed performances by Dench and Irons as lovers who struggle to keep their emotions in check with their intellects. The careful pace and witty dialogue from Pinter allow these two future award winners to bring the power and style of the British theatrical tradition to the screen. "...Dame Judi, with her blunt features and intelligent eyes, is at once aloof and vulnerable....The story is a muted melodrama made strange and haunting by the manner of its telling..." "...A complex, thoughtful drama....A provocative portrait of how factors such as class, economic status and gender can create insurmountable walls between people..."