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Sean French (novel)
David Pirie (screenplay)
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28 October 2002 (UK) See more »
The brutal murder on her parents leaves daughter and only witness, Finn, injured and traumatised. The... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Geraldine Somerville ... Dr. Sam Graham

Philip Davis ... Det. Inspector Baird (as Phil Davis)

Robert Bathurst ... Dr. Adam Daley (as Robert Bathhurst)

Kelly Reilly ... Fiona 'Finn' MacKenzie
Sean Gleeson ... Danny Hyde (as Seán Gleeson)
David Horovitch ... Dr. Henderson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heather Cave ... Kirsty

Flaminia Cinque ... Mrs. Ferrer
Richard Dixon ... Kale
Beth Fitzgerald ... Teacher
Jason Hall ... Policeman 1
Geoffrey Hutchings ... Det. Supt. Bill Matthews
Emily Keston ... Elsie

Laura-Jane Keston ... Elsie (as Laura Jane Keston)
Isobel Middleton ... Sarah
Polly Moore ... Det. Inspector Hearst
Samantha Power ... Maid

Sakuntala Ramanee ... Receptionist
Jane Robbins ... Kirsty's Mother
Chris Rowe ... Clive (as Chistopher Rowe)
Ian Thompson ... Coronor

Directed by
Simon Massey 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sean French  novel (as Nicci French)
Nicci Gerrard  (as Nicci French)
David Pirie  screenplay

Produced by
Joanna Anderson .... co-producer
Ian Gordon .... co-producer: Track Productions
Roger Holmes .... executive producer
Linda James .... producer
Carolyn Parry-Jones .... associate producer
Kit Williams .... line producer
Original Music by
Robert Lockhart 
Cinematography by
James Aspinall 
Film Editing by
Stephen Singleton  (as Steve Singleton)
Casting by
Susie Parriss 
Production Design by
Donal Woods 
Art Direction by
Adam Marshall 
Costume Design by
Andrea Galer 
Makeup Department
Janis Gould .... hair stylist
Janis Gould .... makeup artist
Hilary Martin .... makeup designer
Production Management
Barry Smith .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Brown .... first assistant director
Patrick Conroy .... third assistant director
Karen Thrussell .... second assistant director
Art Department
Anthony Burton .... painter
Danny Clements .... first stand-by props
Rachel Cocks .... stand-by art director
Charlie Johnson .... first dressing props
Wayne Marsh .... painter
Wayne Marsh .... stand-by carpenter
Mike Power .... property master
Charlie Redman .... second stand-by props
Brian Rowlands .... second dressing props
Ian Tully .... prop buyer
Roger Wilkins .... contruction manager
Sound Department
Sue Lenny .... sound effects editor
Laura Lovejoy .... supervising sound editor
Colin Martin .... dubbing mixer
Tim Partridge .... sound maintenance
Roger Slater .... sound mixer
Roger Slater .... sound recordist
Dave Sloss .... foley recordist
Special Effects by
Graham Longhurst .... special effects supervisor
Andy Bradford .... stunt coordinator
James O'Donnell .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Brierley .... focus puller
Paul Buffery .... stand-by rigger
Ross Chapman .... best boy
Steve Cook .... gaffer
Jane Dobson .... clapper loader
David Draper .... grip
David Manfield .... electrician
Jerry O'Sullivan .... electrician
Jerry O'Sullivan .... generator operator
Sean Savage .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charlotte Morris .... costume design assistant
Tamar Zaig .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Tim Marchant .... assembly editor
Music Department
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
Other crew
Dominic Barlow .... location manager
Kate Dain .... production coordinator
Richard Daldry .... production secretary
Emma Drinkwater .... assistant to producer
Linda Gibson .... script supervisor
Richard Juneman .... production accountant
Albert Martinez Martin .... production accountant
Jo Sheehan .... location assistant

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
One of the best novel-adaptations I've ever seen, 14 August 2001
Author: trudykloet from The Netherlands

At first I was very sceptical about this movie, I'm a big fan of Nicci French and I wondered if the movie would capture the tension that makes the book so great. The answer is, it did.

Geraldine Somerville did a great job as Samantha, she's exactly like I had pictured her. You can almost feel her desperation in the climax of the movie. The other actors did great as well. The English landscape, the setting of the film, looks great, it really helps increasing the tension because it all looks so deserted.

I highly recommend this movie to everybody who has read the book (and to everybody who hasn't), because you won't be disappointed at all.

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