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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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Detective Inspector Amer: Good evening, Mrs Van Huet. I see you've got another dead woman in your hall.
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Great Suspense Film - Highly recommended!
7 February 2004 | by (Bern, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

I'm actually no big fan of so-called thrillers. But out of different reasons I occasionally watch one. Since I admire Sophia Myles' acting I decided to order Out of Bounds but didn't really know what to expect. But I was positively surprised. There are only a few characters in the story but every one is being developed well. Thus the characters are believable, which gives a film MANY plus points. The ability of the director to tell the story without ever failing to rise the tension and suspection is awesome. While the story's unfolding we never know what we're supposed to believe - we are allowed to make up our own minds. When the next twist comes we'll probably change our opinion again ... and again and all the while we enjoy great entertainment. The high amount of tension etc doesn't leave the film sparse of humour. And even though many will agree that it is not an every day story (we don't all go to boarding schools where we have an affair with the married teacher, who later disappears, and are then hunted by nightmares) we totally forget this because everything (the characters, the script and the acting) is very much drawn from real life. All of this makes it a rare film that makes you wonder why it so far hasn't got more recognition!! It is certainly a shame! After watching the film I had my head full of thoughts and was for a long time not able to decide what it was that made the film so appealing to me. I have come to think that it's the perfect combination of everything in the film. And for me what is really standing out are the totally natural actors/actresses and that once in a while I'm again thinking about the film. Well, I will certainly not regret the day I ordered the film.


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