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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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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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Michael Elphick died before release. See more »

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Louise Thompson: Apparently you saved my life.
Veronica Van Huet: Well, it was either that or cancel the school play.
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Classic who-dunnit, the suspense keeps on rising.
14 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

How rare to find a film that depends less on special effects and "in-your-face" horror, and leans more towards suspense and implied danger. Just as a good paperback thriller makes one want to turn the page, watching this, one wants to leap off the sofa to protect the young protagonists! The lack of exotic locations suggests a rather tight budget, but the story is none the worse for it. After all, an old motel, a shower curtain and a bit of up-lighting served Alfred Hitchcock rather well! Good performances from experienced stage performers and newcomers. This is the sort of piece the UK national broadcaster should be commissioning, not the kitchen-sink dramas that plague UK TV screens. The director should be applauded for taking that old staple, the murder mystery, and giving it an entertaining and contemporary twist.


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