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The Well (1997)

 -  Drama  -  31 July 1998 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Pamela Rabe ...
Hester
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Katherine
Paul Chubb ...
Harry Bird
Frank Wilson ...
Francis Harper
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Rod Bordern
Geneviève Lemon ...
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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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) (25 August 2000)
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Liebst Du Um Schönheit (Rückert Leider)
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Slow but thoughtful
8 February 2001 | by (Hiroshima, Japan) – See all my reviews

The film is a slow, thought-provoking presentation of two characters: a young free-spirited young girl who loves to dance, and an older tradition-bound lady who desires to keep her family inheritance. The two begin to work on each other, but in the end the young girl is not as deeply influenced and takes leave of the older woman...and her money. A little too slow, but nevertheless a telling tale of human greed. Good acting and excellent use of cinematography.


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