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Love & Rage (1999)

This film is based on true events that happened on Achill Island off the West coast of Ireland, in The Valley House.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Agnes MacDonnell
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James Lynchehaun
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Dr. Croly
Valerie Edmond ...
Biddy
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Sweeney
David Walshe ...
Martin (as David Walsh)
Lalor Roddy ...
Eamon
Mikel Murphy ...
Paddy
Olivia Caffrey ...
Julia (as Olivia Caffery)
Charlotte Bradley ...
Peasant Woman
Noel O'Donovan ...
Glass Workman
Kieran Aherne ...
Vicar (as Kieran Ahern)
Oliver Maguire ...
Hotel Manager
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Constable
John Whelan ...
Porter
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Storyline

Agnes MacDonnell (Greta Scacchi), a strong and self-confident Englishwoman in her forties, owns a large estate on an island off the west coast of Ireland. When she begins a passionate but dangerous affair with twenty-something James Lynchehaun (Daniel Craig), her new estate manager, Agnes wages a desperate struggle to dominate this charismatic but destructive man. A tale of passion and violence in the Victorian era, LOVE and RAGE is based on the novel by James Carney. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexuality and some violent content | See all certifications »
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29 August 1999 (Canada)  »

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Amor y odio  »

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Trivia

The novel on which this film is based is a fictionalize account of actual events. A hostel now stands where Anges MacDonnell's estate once stood. See more »

Quotes

Agnes MacDonnell: Who are you anyway?
James Lynchehaun: Well, I know who I am. But I don't know who you are.
Agnes MacDonnell: I am the owner of this estate. You need my permission to shoot on these lands.
James Lynchehaun: And I'm the owner of meself.
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Crazy Credits

The credits, in red letters, appear on a dark screen with a single white dot slowly expanding to show a dark room with a woman in it, while Doctor Croly introduces himself in an off-screen narration and gives a short introduction to the film See more »

Connections

References The Night of the Hunter (1955) See more »

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The Screw Dance
Written and Performed by 'Peadar o'Riada'
Copyright 'Peadar o'Riada'
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deliciously crazy
8 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just added this one the my growing list of "to see" Daniel Craig movies.

Craig plays James Lynchehaun an Irish peasant that is awfully sneaky. Greta Scacchi plays Agnes MCDonnell a very rich divorcée who becomes involved with Craig when he becomes the manager of her estate. Unfortunately his dark side is revealed a little too late.

While watching it I was pleasantly surprised. Its a fascinating little story. Craig is absolutely sinful, its much different than most of the roles I have seen him in and he goes from accent to accent with great ease. Kudos to Craig. Scacchi does a fantastic job going from tough independent woman to a slave to her feelings. Really nice film. If you have a chance to see it, I recommend you do.


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