MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,149 this week

Photographing Fairies (1997)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Mystery  |  19 September 1997 (UK)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 2,260 users  
Reviews: 42 user | 8 critic

Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 22 Sep 2012
 
a list of 1043 titles
created 20 Sep 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 20 Dec 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 33 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Photographing Fairies (1997)

Photographing Fairies (1997) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Photographing Fairies.

User Polls

5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In Ireland, Luke Bradley becomes caught between two rival gangs following the murder of his son.

Director: Colm Villa
Stars: Toby Stephens, Jim Norton, James Cosmo
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A hypnotherapist is caught up in the pursuit of a serial killer.

Director: Nick Willing
Stars: Goran Visnjic, Paddy Considine, Shirley Henderson
Severance (2006)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

During a team-building retreat in the mountains a group of sales representatives are hunted down one by one.

Director: Christopher Smith
Stars: Danny Dyer, Laura Harris, Tim McInnerny
Vexed (TV Mini-Series 2010)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two Detectives Jack and Georgina who share chemistry but have complicated personal lives.

Stars: Toby Stephens, Ronny Jhutti, Roger Griffiths
One Day I (2007)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Meet Owen... his routine is the same, day, after day - until today. He shouldn't... but he's off on one.

Director: James Barriscale
Stars: Hayley Carmichael, Caroline Fitzgerald, Tanya Franks
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A Brazilian snake hunter, trying to make enough money to marry the woman he loves, finds four mysterious chimpanzees. He embarks upon a journey to sell them in the big city, and learns alot... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rochat
Stars: Antonio Ameijeiras, André Barros, Catalina Bonakie
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.

Director: Trevor Nunn
Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Richard E. Grant, Imogen Stubbs
Wired (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Stars: Riz Ahmed, Charlie Brooks, Sacha Dhawan
Cambridge Spies (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In 1934, four brilliant Cambridge men are recruited to spy for Russia. Fueled by youthful idealism, a passion for social justice and a talent for lying, they take huge personal risks to ...

Stars: Tom Hollander, Toby Stephens, Rupert Penry-Jones
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A thief is caught up in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse between a maverick cop and London crime boss.

Director: George Isaac
Stars: Toby Stephens, Rufus Sewell, Christopher Adamson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Elyot Chase (Toby Stephens) and Amanda Prynne (Anna Chancellor) are glamorous, rich and reckless divorcees. Five years later, whilst on their second honeymoons with their brand new spouses,... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Kent
Stars: Anthony Calf, Anna Chancellor, Sue Kelvin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After the 'announcement' of a past wedding, 6 couples and an ex-boyfriend discuss the ramifications. Set primarily in one location and played out in a single 24 hour period.

Director: Troy Miller
Stars: Mark Addy, David Baddiel, Morwenna Banks
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Charles Castle
...
Linda
...
Reverend Templeton
...
Beatrice Templeton
...
Roy (as Phil Davis)
Hannah Bould ...
Clara Templeton
Miriam Grant ...
Ana Templeton
...
Mrs. Anne-Marie Castle
...
Clive Merrison ...
Stephen Churchett ...
Mr. Dawson
...
Mrs. Dawson
Maggie Wells ...
Mrs. Hoopdriver
Richenda Carey ...
Fierce Woman
Jeremy Young ...
Des
Edit

Storyline

Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in grief Charles is given some photographs purporting to be of fairies. His search for the truth leads him to Burkinwell, a seemingly peaceful village seething with secrets where he becomes drawn into a web of passion, romance and violence.. Written by Philip Stanton

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 September 1997 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Der Elfengarten  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Clive Merrison (Gardner) has played Sherlock Holmes many times on BBC Radio 4 dramas. See more »

Goofs

In the trial scene there are journalists taking photographs, this is illegal in UK courts of law. However, at the time the film is set, it was still permitted. See more »

Connections

Version of BBC2 Play of the Week: Fairies (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, II. Allegretto
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by The Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted and orchestrated by Terry Davies
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I do believe in fairies! I do! I do!
24 February 2005 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I was up late one night and this was playing on the Sci-fi channel. I happen to have a fascination with fairies so I figured this would be an interesting film. Indeed I was right The first film I saw pertaining to the story of two young girls photographing fairies was FairyTale: A True Story which was cute but I constantly found myself yawning and wondering when it would end. Photographing Fairies is also about the two girls capturing a fairy in a photograph, but instead of focusing on them the story really revolves around Charles Castle. Toby Stephens (whom most of us know from Die Another Day) plays Castle, a tormented photographer that refuses to do weddings because of a loss he suffered after only one day of being married. He sets out to find the truth, if fairies really do exist, and along the way he ends up discovering a world so precious and sacred that he'd do anything to keep it safe from harm. 8/10


10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This film deserves a DVD jbw23
Background music name unknown pinetc
Angels Trumpets? strontiaom90
Something Sir Arthur Conan Doyle told Charles Stormwillow
The drinking ritual rodental
The flowers (as Catholic allusion) praisedivinemercy
Discuss Photographing Fairies (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?