The Remains of the Day (film)

The Remains of the Day is a 1993 British-American drama film adapted from the Booker Prize-winning 1989 novel of the same name by Kazuo Ishiguro. The film was directed by James Ivory, produced by Ismail Merchant, Mike Nichols, and John Calley and adapted by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. It stars Anthony Hopkins as James Stevens and Emma Thompson as Miss Kenton, with James Fox, Christopher Reeve, Hugh Grant, Ben Chaplin, and Lena Headey in supporting roles.

The Remains of the Day
Theatrical-release poster
Directed byJames Ivory
Screenplay by
Based onThe Remains of the Day
1989 novel
by Kazuo Ishiguro
Produced by
CinematographyTony Pierce-Roberts
Edited byAndrew Marcus
Music byRichard Robbins
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • 5 November 1993 (1993-11-05)
Running time
134 minutes
  • United Kingdom[1]
  • United States[1]
Budget$15 million
Box office$63.9 million[2]

The film was a critical and box office success and it was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Hopkins), Best Actress (Thompson) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Jhabvala). In 1999, the British Film Institute ranked The Remains of the Day the 64th-greatest British film of the 20th century.[3]

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