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The Well (1997)

Young Katherine and her older friend Hester live at the isolated farm run by Hester and her father Francis. Katherine works as a maid and wants to leave that place because there's too much ... See full summary »

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Hester
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Katherine
Paul Chubb ...
Harry Bird
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Francis Harper
Steve Jacobs ...
Rod Bordern
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Jen Bordern
Simon Lyndon ...
Abel
Kati Edwards ...
Molly
Luke Harrison ...
Bordern Child
Daniel Harrison ...
Bordern Child
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Marg Trinder
Stephen Rae ...
Murray Trinder
Miles Shanahan ...
Bordern Child
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Paul Caesar ...
Jock
Molly Howe ...
Sarah-Jane
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Young Katherine and her older friend Hester live at the isolated farm run by Hester and her father Francis. Katherine works as a maid and wants to leave that place because there's too much work. Hester, however, gets attracted to Katherine and hold her there, promising to give her less work in the future. When old Francis dies, Hester decides to sell the farm for cash. They move to small cottage on the edge of the farm and plan to go to Europe for the money they got. But tragic accident and theft of their money change their plans. Written by Anonymous

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Love. Death. Deception.

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31 July 1998 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$3,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,093 (USA) (19 May 2000)

Gross:

$9,043 (USA) (27 August 2000)
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Liebst Du Um Schönheit (Rückert Leider)
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Elizabeth Jolly's dark side of the moon.
3 February 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The peculiar relationship between Hester and Katherine takes a turn for the worse in the coastal outback of Australia. After a long build up the film slides into Elizabeth Jolly's wicked sense of humour, taking a dark look at friendship and trust with the playfulness of a psychological thriller with a touch of the horror elements thrown in just for measure. But by then the film ends, leaving you with a sour taste in your mouth. Mandy Walker's photography compliments the mood but maybe a little too heavy on the blue and grey filters.


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