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That Good Night

Part of the Best of British Strand

Eric Styles

  • PG

  • 92 mins

  • 2017

  • UK, Portugal

  • English

Sir John Hurt, Charles Dance, Sofia Helin, Max Brown, Erin Richards

  • Director of Photography: Richard Stoddard

  • Editor: Mali Evans, Chris Timson

  • Produced by: Alan Latham, Charles Savage

  • Music: Guy Farley

  • Screenplay by: Charles Savage

  • Production Designer: Humphrey Jaeger

Director Bio

Eric Styles

Director Bio

Born in South Wales, Eric Styles started his career making award-winning documentaries for the BBC. He subsequently moved into drama, directing for the BBC and Channel 4, before making his feature film debut with Dreaming of Joseph Lees for Fox Searchlight. That Good Night is his eighth feature film and he was delighted to work alongside the magnificent John Hurt.


This enthralling film is a wonderful tribute to the late John Hurt. He plays Ralph, a once famous writer who is terminally ill and wants to be reconciled with his long-abandoned son Michael. When Michael comes to his Portuguese villa, Ralph's long-suffering wife looks to create the perfect environment, but he manages to ruin things by picking a fight with his son’s girlfriend. The clock is ticking, as Ralph has invited a mysterious ‘Visitor’ (Charles Dance) to provide him with a painless end to his life. 

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