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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy, Age 30
Richard Mylan ...
Sammy, Age 30
Ruby, Age 30
Daniel Newman ...
Billy, Age 14
Sammy, Age 14
Alison Mac ...
Ruby, Age 14
Carla Henry ...
Gavin Green ...
Emma Armitage ...
Tim Bird ...
Dawn Fletcher ...
Adam Moran ...
Freddy Banes
Bobby Banes
Tracy Emmerton ...
Katie Clibbon ...


A married couple meets up with an old friend. It is revealed that the three had become close friends at a home for children. Flashbacks develops their relationship and their sharing of everything. It is revealed that the single man wants the couple to move in with him. The woman, who is pregnant, reveals she is ready to dump her husband and begin a relationship with the other man. But all are bothered by some distant past secret. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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beautifully photographed dark parable.
22 November 1998 | by (Norwich, England) – See all my reviews

I viewed this film at the recent London film festival screening, at which the director was present to discuss his work. The story is a bleak tale of life for 3 teenagers in a remote children's home and its effects upon them in adult life. Told in flashback, the story recounts how the three (2 boys,1 girl) band together emotionally and physically in the face of adversity, ultimately committing murder and covering it up. In the present, the three are all sad, emotionally drifting individuals who return to the scene of their crime, each with a different agenda. The story builds in both the past and present to a violent climax. Filmed in Scotland, although set on the Northumberland coast, this film is effective in drawing one into the plight of the three main characters, although we are almost in a dreamworld, set outside of normal society - so remote is the location.

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