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Felicia's Journey -- Atom Egoyan directs this chilling portrait of a serial killer, Hilditch, who befriends innocent young women, only to turn them into his victims.
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Release Date:
24 November 1999 (USA) See more »
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Directed by
Atom Egoyan 
Writing credits
William Trevor (novel)

Atom Egoyan (screenplay)

Produced by
Bruce Davey .... producer
Karen Glasser .... associate producer
Ralph Kamp .... executive producer
Robert Lantos .... co-producer
Paul Tucker .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mychael Danna 
Cinematography by
Paul Sarossy (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Susan Shipton 
Casting by
Leo Davis 
Production Design by
Jim Clay 
Art Direction by
Chris Seagers 
Costume Design by
Sandy Powell 
Makeup Department
Miri Ben-Schlomo .... hair assistant (as Miri Ben-Shlomo)
Miri Ben-Schlomo .... makeup assistant (as Miri Ben-Shlomo)
Stevie Hall .... hair designer
Morag Ross .... makeup designer
Production Management
Ted Morley .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Baker .... second assistant director
Danny McGrath .... third assistant director (as Dan McGrath)
David J. Webb .... first assistant director (as David Webb)
Art Department
Malcolm Bensted .... storeman
John Bohan .... construction coordinator
Peter Dorme .... draughtsman
Gill Ducker .... production buyer
Paul Duff .... stand-by carpenter
Heidi Gibb .... art department assistant
Jo Graysmark .... location art director
Bill Hargreaves .... chargehand stand-by props
David Mears .... stand-by painter
Brian Mitchell .... stand-by stagehand
Steve Payne .... dressing props
Graeme Purdy .... property master
Pippa Rawlinson .... art department stand-by
Bob Sherwood .... stand-by props
Jan Spoczynski .... draughtsman
Robin Heinson .... chargehand painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Colin Baxter .... associate sound effects editor
Eric A. Christoffersen .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Ed Colyer .... adr mixer
Sue Conley .... dialogue editor
Keith Elliott .... foley recordist
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
James Harris .... sound assistant
Peter Kelly .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Timothy Mehlenbacher .... assistant sound editor
Steve Munro .... sound designer (as Steven Munro)
Daniel Pellerin .... sound re-recording mixer
John Pitt .... sound maintenance engineer
Steve Pollet .... assistant sound editor
Tim Roberts .... adr editor
Brian Simmons .... production sound mixer
David Drainie Taylor .... dialogue editor
John F. Thompson .... foley assistant
Rebecca Wright .... foley assistant
Sharon Zupancic .... foley assistant
Colin Skeaping .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Sophie Baker .... still photographer
Ian Buckley .... grip
Chris Dale .... camera trainee
Shaun Evans .... clapper loader
Warren Ewen .... electrician
Chuck Finch .... gaffer (as Robert 'Chuck' Finch)
Stephen Finch .... electrician (as Steve Finch)
Graham Hall .... focus puller
Nigel Kirton .... Steadicam operator
Brad Larner .... Steadicam assistant
Simon Lucas .... electrician
Billy Merrell .... best boy
David Weller .... stand-by rigger (as Dave Weller)
George Worley .... generator operator
Casting Department
Alison Crosbie .... casting assistant
Pippa Hall .... casting: youth
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Debbie Scott .... assistant to costume designer
Sunita Singh .... wardrobe assistant
Clare Spragge .... wardrobe supervisor
Clare Spragge .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Michele Francis .... second assistant editor
Chris Hinton .... color timer
Lorraine Samuel .... second assistant editor
Mark Sanger .... second assistant editor
Mark Stokes .... second assistant editor
Tai Zimmer .... assistant editor
Music Department
Daniel Blackman .... musician: viola
Frederick Chiverton .... music consultant
Jimmy Duncan .... composer: song "My Special Angel"
Bridget Hunt .... musician: violin
Ron Korb .... musician: flute
Andrew Lockington .... assistant to composer
Clare Scholtz .... musician: oboe
Ron Searles .... music engineer
Ameene Shishakly .... musician: clarinet
Stephen Stepanic .... assistant music engineer
Angelique Toews .... musician: violin
Kirk Worthington .... musician: cello
Transportation Department
Tim de Malmanche .... unit driver
Peter Devlin .... unit driver
Willie Fonfe .... transportation coordinator
Keith Horsley .... unit driver
Ian Clarke .... vehicle technician (uncredited)
Sean Thornton .... picture vehicle technician (uncredited)
Other crew
Alison Bage .... unit nurse
Naoise Barry .... co-location manager: Ireland
Debbie Brodie .... home economist
Neil Chaplin .... production accountant
Marilyn Clarke .... production coordinator
Andrew Cooke .... co-location manager: Birmingham
Ira Curtis-Coleman .... specialist video (as Ira Curtis Coleman)
Nick Daubeny .... location manager
Penny Dyer .... dialogue coach
Sammy Fonfe .... utility stand-in
Anya Gripari .... floor runner
Cheryl Leigh .... script supervisor
Alison Odell .... assistant to director
Alison Odell .... assistant to producer
Sammy Pasha .... assistant: Bob Hoskins (as Sammy Pascha)
Michaela Piper .... publicist
Louisa Rawlins .... production office assistant
Lyndy Rist .... assistant accountant
Valerie Rosewell .... assistant accountant
Mark Somner .... co-location manager: London
Sophie Tucker .... floor assistant
Simone Urdl .... assistant: Mr. Egoyan
Sarah Walden .... contact: London
Bonnie F. Watkins .... assistant: Mr. Davey
Johanna Weinstein .... title designer
Janet Willis .... tutor
Andrew Rosen .... production assistant: Alliance Atlantis (uncredited)
Simon St. Laurent .... opticals: Film Opticals (uncredited)
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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements and related disturbing images
116 min
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Felicia:Some would call it murder.
Mr. Hilditch:Murder?... We're not in this world to cause pain, dear. Of course - you have to think of yourself on occasion. I'm not saying you don't. But there are other people, too. Which is something you're daily more aware of as you grow older.
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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A Fairly Absorbing Mediocrity, 31 December 2000
Author: Eric Chapman ( from Pittsburgh, PA

Angel-faced Elaine Cassidy is suitably innocent as an unwed Irish teen naively searching England for the boyfriend who deserts her, and Bob Hoskins is effectively controlled and creepy as the serial-killing caterer who comes to her "assistance"; but this is a mostly uncomfortable smashing together of coming-of-age drama and "Silence of the Lambs". At times the film has a mesmerizing pull, but director Egoyan too often stalls things with needless flashbacks that provide information the audience has already come to understand, or tries to invest trite scenes with a revelatory significance that just isn't there. It climaxes awkwardly and absurdly with a delirious depiction of two religious crusaders being more monstrous than Hoskins' character himself.

Egoyan labors to establish some pre-conscious link between the girl and the killer, contrasting Hilditch's (Hoskins) warped, twisted innocence with Felicia's pure, unspoiled variety. He just can't quite pull it off though, as there is no escaping the conviction that what Hilditch has been doing (luring unhappy girls into his car, befriending them on videotape, then killing them) is repugnant beyond comprehension. In fact, that is probably the most tired, hoary theme in movies today: that the seemingly cold-blooded killer or assassin or whatever is "just doing his job" or is "really no different than you or me". Oh really? How fascinating.

Despite Egoyan's sumptuous visuals, I found myself focusing on the many plot holes due to his studied (some have found it hypnotic) pacing. How in the world did Hilditch attach a name to a face when it comes to tracking down Felicia's boyfriend? Why doesn't the boyfriend recognize Felicia at the pub? How can Hilditch be sure that Felicia wouldn't suspect him as the person who stole her money? True, she's gullible and trusting but he WAS alone with her bag in the car. There's no way he could've known she'd leave her bag out of sight anywhere else; in fact it's highly unlikely that she would. And why in the world don't the abducted girls he's giving rides to just escape by jumping out of his car? You can clearly see on the videotapes that he's driving slowly in populated areas, and you never see him using a gun. These are the sorts of things that really stand out when the central story isn't quite working.

"Felicia's Journey" certainly isn't a total failure and I admire some of the chances it takes, but ultimately it fails to work because the two approaches are at odds with each other. That is, the microscopically observed psychological "stuff" dehydrates the thriller elements (and at times, the movie is clearly trying to pump up the suspense and WANTS to be a nail-biter) and the thriller elements trivialize the dramatic breakthroughs.

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