A woman, plastered in blood, is arrested by a grave, and a tale of loss, lust and jealousy slowly unfolds.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Ann McCardle
Gary Ellis
Tess Ellis
Alex Madden
Nicola Farmer
Sean McCardle
Kate Rutter ...
Mr. Kreitman
Paul Warriner ...
Maxine Burth ...
David Williamson ...
Alan Eccleston ...
Alan Ellis
Alison Swann ...


Gary (Eccleston) is wheelchair bound and awaiting a heart transplant. When a young man, Sean, is killed in a motorbike accident, Gary receives his heart. Maria (Reeves), Sean's mother, tracks down the man with her son's heart and gets to know him and his wife, Tess (Hardie). Maria's obsession with the only piece of her son still living is the centre-piece to this unique psychological thriller. Written by Jimbo <mcgyver@cybergal.com>

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

11 June 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Mort clinique  »

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A powerful story of lust and obsession
12 May 1999 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

The only way to see this film is on the big screen. It's dark, menacing, disturbing but has some moments of great power punctuated with lighter scenes of typical McGovern dialogue. The acting is first class as is the subtle direction. You may need a cast iron stomach for some of the sequences, especially at the end which is pretty shocking. Not exactly a deep movie, but a good watch none the less.

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