Pandaemonium (2001)

Set in England during the early 19th century, Pandaemonium evokes late-1960s America in its depiction of the relationship between Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roach) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah). Instead of going to Vietnam, Wordsworth goes off to fight against the French while Coleridge stays at home and promotes utopianism. After the war, the poets live and work together with Coleridge's wife, Sara (Samantha Morton), and Wordsworth's sister, Dorothy (Emily Woof). At first this communal arrangement works to the advantage of Coleridge--who does some of his best writing while Wordsworth stagnates--until Coleridge becomes addicted to opium. Wordsworth, meanwhile, doesn't find his voice until he abandons his friend. In 20th-century vernacular, Wordsworth is the yuppie, Coleridge the hippie.

Directing:
  • Julien Temple

Stars:
Release Date: 2001-06-29
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 124
Linus Roache
Linus Roache
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
John Thelwall
Samantha Morton
Samantha Mort...
Sara Coleridge
John Standing
John Standing
Rev Holland
Juno Temple
Juno Temple
Emma Southey
Dexter Fletcher
Dexter Fletch...
Humphry Davy
Samuel West
Samuel West
Robert Southey
Clive Merrison
Clive Merriso...
Dr Gillman
John Hannah
John Hannah
William Wordsworth
Emily Woof
Emily Woof
Dorothy Wordsworth
Andrea Lowe
Andrea Lowe
Edith Southey
Colin McCredie
Colin McCredi...
Messenger
Emma Fielding
Emma Fielding
Mary Wordsworth
Andy de la Tour
Andy de la To...
Andrew Crosse
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