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Amy Foster (1997)

Swept from the Sea (original title)
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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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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23 January 1998 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$163,289 (USA) (23 January 1998)

Gross:

$283,081 (USA) (30 January 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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Beautiful and moving tale
3 November 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a Russian man who survives a shipwreck. He stays in Britain to start a new life, only to face maltreatment and discrimination. His life turns a new chapter when he falls in love against all odds.

"Swept from the Sea" is definitely a beautiful and emotional film. The second half of the film had so much emotions that captured me. It engages me so much that I wanted to know what will happen the next second. Rachel Weisz is brilliant in it, her fear in the hut and the subsequent guilt are played very well. Her lines about her dearest belongings being swept from the sea are touching and thought provoking. It saddens me as it highlights her position as an outcast in the community.

However, I find the first half of the film rather inconsistent. The relationship between different characters are inadequately introduced, so I was completely confused by the shocking revelation about Amy Foster's heritage.

Overall, I enjoyed watching "Swept from the Sea".


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