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Out of Bounds (2003)

18-year-old Louise is stuck in a run-down girls' boarding school in the heart of the English countryside. Her only consolation, during the long cold nights, is Matthew, the American art ... See full summary »

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Veronica Van Huet
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Louise Thompson
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Matthew Van Huet
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Lionel Stubbs
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Isabelle Benallack
Richard Huw ...
David Benallack
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Phoebe Benallack
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18-year-old Louise is stuck in a run-down girls' boarding school in the heart of the English countryside. Her only consolation, during the long cold nights, is Matthew, the American art teacher and second husband of the headmistress, Veronica Van Huet. Trouble is, half term is looming and Louise cannot bear the thought of being away from her lover for a whole week. So she persuades Veronica to let her remain at school, ostensibly to do extra study for her exams. The holiday begins and the vast Victorian building is a spooky shell without the other pupils. Louise and Matthew grab the first opportunity to be together, but in their haste expose in every way their intimate relationship. Veronica, despite her considerable hurt and anger, does not expel Louise from the school, as she is acutely aware that her husband is the one truly responsible. She is also keen not to have a row with Matthew as she needs him now more than ever. In a conspiracy with the school's doctor, Veronica and ... Written by Merlin Ward / <merlin@creativewizard.com>

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Allein in der Dunkelheit  »

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Michael Elphick died before release. See more »

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Detective Inspector Amer: Good evening, Mrs Van Huet. I see you've got another dead woman in your hall.
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One of the strangest, most misleading films ever, excellent!
29 November 2004 | by (Scarborough, England) – See all my reviews

Wow, what can I say? This film was superb. With a young lady trapped in a whirling story with 2 other ladies, with a dark past to hide, and about her affairs, despairs and strives for life and truth. In a creaky old 'lady's school', it provided the eerie setting for the murders that were to take place. With twists and suspense, and a fine, fine plot, this film will have you gripped. With its stunning mix of complex mysteries and murders to boot, this film was a thrill a minute to watch. Excellent acting skills and the most precise timing I have ever seen in a film really brought it together. I urge any of you people out there reading this to see it, as I hope to again. And hey, why not email me about what you think? Maybe you agree/disagree with my comments? I guess I'll see.


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