USA | 1990 | 98 min | PG

A group of young upper-class Manhattanites are blithely passing through the gala debutante season, when an unusual outsider joins them and stirs them up.


”Whit Stillman’s debut feature Metropolitan follows an outsider’s misadventures into the subculture of a Manhattan debutante ball season between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Perpetually in black tie, through a string of well-appointed drawings room and after-party walks around the Upper East Side the group of privileged young adults discuss failed socialist movements, the merits of Jane Austen, and the plight of the urban haute bourgeoisie. “That such a film exists at all is almost a miracle,” New Yorker critic David Denby said at the time.


Director: Whit Stillman
Cast: Carolyn Farina, Edward Clements, Chris Eigeman


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