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Photographing Fairies (1997)

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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 »

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Reverend Templeton
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Ana Templeton
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Mrs. Anne-Marie Castle
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Stephen Churchett ...
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Mrs. Hoopdriver
Richenda Carey ...
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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

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Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Der Elfengarten  »

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

Goofs

When discussing the original photograph with Beatrice Templeton (Frances Barber), Charles Castle (Toby Stephens) says that the supposed fairy in the image could just be a 'glitch in the emulsion'. The use of the word 'glitch' is anachronistic. Glitch, meaning a small fault, didn't come in to common parlance till the 1960s some 40+ years after the setting of this film. See more »

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

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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
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A beautifully realized story of a truth on film.
15 December 2002 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

The simple, understated title of this film disguises the imposing grandeur of this superb dramatic production. Leave it to a British production company to bring to film an extraordinary story of the occult at a mature, intelligent level and in a spellbinding scenario tell the truth about the nature of spiritual reality…all that there really is. One is left at a loss of words to describe this triumph of filmmaking in comprehensible English language.

Set in the waning years of the Victorian era and the end of the Gilded Age, the story is compelling and engrossing. It is meticulously rendered into film with fine production values, flawlessly written, cast and directed.

Those not schooled in quantum physics or studied in extradimensional existence theory or metaphysics will more than likely be lost and left groping for answers but for those that are, here is a feast of poetic truth and the fullness of the verity of life.




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