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Amy Foster (1997)
"Swept from the Sea" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Romance  |  23 January 1998 (USA)
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The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century. When Yanko enters a farm sick and hungry ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Amy Foster
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Yanko Gooral
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Dr. James Kennedy
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Miss Swaffer
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Mr. Swaffer
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Mr. Smith
Fiona Victory ...
Mrs. Smith
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Isaac Foster
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Mary Foster
William Scott-Masson ...
Mr. Willcox (as William Scott Masson)
Eve Matheson ...
Mrs. Willcox
Dave Hill ...
Jack Vincent
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Canon Van Stone (as J.G.R. Ashton-Griffiths)
Matthew Scurfield ...
Thackery
Margery Withers ...
Widow Cree
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The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century. When Yanko enters a farm sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for Amy, who is very kind and helps him. Soon he becomes like a son for Dr. James Kennedy and romance between Yanko and Amy follows. Written by Anonymous

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In the heart of an outcast he found his destiny. In the passion of an outsider she found her home.

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Rated PG-13 for elements of theme and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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DEM 6,290 (Germany) (8 May 1998)

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DEM 6,290 (Germany) (8 May 1998)
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A song, "To Love and be Loved", written by John Barry and Tim Rice and sung by Corina Brouder, was recorded too late to be included in the film. However, it is on the film's soundtrack album. See more »

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The eyes have it
20 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

I rented this movie because I was trying to watch as many Rachel Weisz movies as possible (inspired by her acting in The Mummy Returns). I must say this movie is a gem I would have otherwise missed. I think this movie is all about subtlety of character. The whole enigma around Amy Foster exists only because people don't appreciate the subtleties of her personality and interactions with others. As Dr. Kennedy says in his narration, her silence was not out of inaction or stupidity; rather it was a way of communicating either disdain, disinterest, or disapproval for how others were treating her. Amy's main way of communicating, aside from her silence, was through her eyes. Even though Yanko learned to speak English, he also appreciated and learned to communicate in Amy's own language. I liked Vincent Perez's acting in this movie. His Russian accent was pretty authentic. The other British accents seemed to be mixed between various regions. I'd say this is probably the best acting I've seen out of Rachel Weisz in the five of her movies I've seen. However I notice that those expressions which I felt were so striking in this movie for this character are rather stereotyped expressions that she uses in general. I don't know whether that is what the directors are looking for or if this is one of the few acting flaws that Ms. Weisz might yet overcome. Overall score: 8/10


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