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Eyes Wide Shut
Warner Brothers - 1999
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Screenplay: Stanley Kubrick & Frederic Raphael

Cast: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack, Todd Field, Marie Richardson, Rade Serbedzija, Vinessa Shaw, Leelee Sobieski

Stanley Kubrick's final film is not one that everyone will enjoy. In fact I don't know if he intended for anyone to actually 'enjoy' it. All his films have been very thought provoking.
It is a bizarre, surreal and haunting psychosexual drama about a New York doctor who embarks on a journey of sexual exploration after his wife confesses to having sexual feelings about another man.

In the film the doctor eventually makes his way into a large mansion used by a secret society 'club', and this is where the East Anglia location comes in. The interior of the club with its exotic eastern architecture was filmed at Elveden Hall in Suffolk. The Hall is not open to the public.

Elveden: East Anglia map Ref: C4

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