“The Remains” recounts the narrative of Stevens’ outing to the ocean, and what he finds there. Along the path, in flashback, we see his recollections of the immense days at the corridor, when Lord Darlington played host to the world’s pioneers, and it appeared on occasion the eventual fate of Britain was being chosen. What’s more, gradually we start to understand that things were not as they appeared, that Darlington was not as shrewd as he thought, that Stevens was ignorant concerning the truth around him.
“The Remains” depends on the Booker Prize novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, which I would have thought verging on unfilmable, until I saw this film. Such an extensive amount it happens inside Stevens’ psyche, and it is up to the peruser to translate what the head servant recalls: To conclude reality through the channel of a limited, determined man.