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Focusing on the lives of two sisters, Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen, as they struggle with love, passion and commitment in the build up to the First World War.
In pre-Great War Nottingham Gudrun Brangwen,a budding artist,prepares to return to Robert,her married lover,in London,to the disapproval of her school-teacher sister Ursula,though she is hardly in a position to take the moral high ground,recovering from a miscarriage,a consequence of her affair with dumb army officer Anton Skrebensky. Ursula tells Anna,her mother,she is too passionate for a conventional relationship and gets dumped by Anton,as does Gudrun by Robert,in both cases after a day by the sea. Anna's passion is starting to fade but is rekindled towards her husband Will after she has sent him out to have sex with another woman. Closet gay school inspector Rupert Birkin flees his number one admirer Hermione Roddice whilst lusting after mine owner's son Gerald Crich. He also comes on to a soldier and gets beaten up for his pains. At Gerald's lavish birthday party his sister Diana drowns,dragging down with her the man who tried to save her. A distraught Gerald turns to a local girl for sex.
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