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A reclusive woman's unpublished story about a curse, told to a grieving girl, turns out to be something other than a fairy tale.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brent Carver ...
Peter Donaldson ...
Dr. Stone
Tara Rosling ...
Adm. Griggs
Marta Griggs
Uncle Peat (as Gerard Parks)
Richard M. Davidson ...
Young Peat / Voice of Malcolm (voice) (as Richard Davidson)
Alexa Gilmour ...
Tough Hal


A mythic memory play in the vein of The Wicker Man, Deeply is the story of a traumatized teenager, Claire McKay, who is brought to the Island of her ancestors in the hopes of she will recover from the sudden death of her first love. Claire encounters an eccentric writer, Celia, who tells her the story of another grief-stricken teenager, Silly, and the curse which has haunted the Island since the days of the Vikings. As Celia recounts the story of Silly and her great loss, a story that is yet without an ending, Claire relives her own trauma and undergoes a catharsis which sets her spirit free, healed of the grief and horror. As Celia said, a good story does indeed have the power to heal. But the ending to Celia's story has still to be written... Written by Genevieve Kierans, Publicist

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All of life is salt water ... tears, sweat and the sea


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10 November 2003 (Mexico)  »

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Deeply: O Segredo  »

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The film's tagline, "All of life is salt water... tears, sweat, and the sea," is a quote from Dylan Thomas. See more »


When Celia's book is floating in the surf, it changes from a ragged package to a tidy one, then back again. See more »


Celia: Understanding and caring are two different things. Both are hard to come by.
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19 September 2000 | by (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie as part of the Atlantic Film Festival and it truely blew me away. The wonderful story cast a spell on me that I could not evade even after the movie. This beautifully filmed movie makes me wish that Hollywood would really go on strike next year. Maybe then movies like this would find their way to more screens.

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