Being There - 40th Anniversary
An ageing gardener (Peter Sellers) with a childlike naïveté becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful business operator (Oscar winner Melvyn Douglas) and insider in Washington politics.
Chance the gardener is soon being presented as a possible Presidential candidate although no one knows his true background.
Hal Ashby blends gentle humour and subtle satire to create a witty and sophisticated parable that now seems remarkably prescient, featuring a superb Peter Sellers in top form.
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