Possession (2002)

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Romantic drama. A literary researcher discovers a letter at The British Museum suggesting that the Poet Laureate to Queen Victoria, Randolph Henry Ash, may have had an affair with another, less well-known poet named Christabel LaMotte. The researcher has hopes that the letter will make his fortune and decides to investigate further, enlisting the help of LaMotte's niece Maud Bailey, an academic who is herself researching a book on her aunt but is certain that she was carrying on a lesbian relationship with a woman named Blanche. As the two modern-day academics undertake their research, they find themselves on the verge of re-enacting the love affair that took place 125 years earlier.

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