The word "gallowglass" means servant, or one indebted to another. This is the story of a young man who feels such indebtedness to another young man after he is saved from committing suicide... See full summary »
This psychological mystery/thriller, adapted from Ruth Rendell's novel of the same name, depicts a family on the edge. Two sisters, the elder obsessive Vera, and the younger, manipulative ... See full summary »
Helena Bonham Carter,
Gentle Colin 'Col' Lawes happily lead a quiet life, running a news agency with his spoiled-rotten wife Sandra and playing competition darts in the Atletic Arms team. Colin catches her ... See full summary »
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George A. Pappy Jr.
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The word "gallowglass" means servant, or one indebted to another. This is the story of a young man who feels such indebtedness to another young man after he is saved from committing suicide by jumping in front of an oncoming train. So strong is his sense of gratitude that he follows his 'savior' even to the kidnaping of a wealthy woman. But there are ulterior motives to the kidnaping, complicating it with other details that intertwine and make for a typical British murder mystery. Written by
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A strange, dark mystery with compelling characters
Based on a novel by Barbara Vine, this is a dark, complex mystery that probes the psyches of various desperate characters as they try to obtain the objects of their obsessions. The twisted, dependent relationship between the main characters, Joe and Sandor, is fascinating, and the actors, Michael Sheen and Paul Rhys, do excellent work. Rhys makes a snobbish yet charming sociopath, while Sheen manages to be both heartbreakingly vulnerable and slightly creepy. The plot has a few good twists, and the film makers manage to make the bright, wide open English countryside seem claustrophobic and ominous, which perfectly fits the mood of the story.
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