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Set in Northern England, this powerful tale of suppressed sexuality offers poignant and sharply observant social commentary... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Barbara Marten ... Ellen Hardy
Andrina Carroll ... Kathy
Andrew Dunn ... Geoff Hardy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Alexander ... Mr. Butterworth, Headmaster
Genevieve Atlas ... School Secretary (as Genny Atlas)

Tony Barton ... Tom
Robert Beal ... Postman
Duggie Brown ... Mr. Britchenor

Benjamin Campbell ... Britchenor

Glenn Cunningham ... Journalist
Julia Deakin ... Alice
Anne Dobell ... Woman in Guest House
Dinah Handley ... Landlady

William Ilkley ... Frank
Pauline Jefferson ... Mrs. Parkin, Teacher
Eileen O'Brien ... Mrs. Walker
Margaret Pardoe ... Cleaning Woman

Alan Partington ... Mr. Pugh, Teacher
Eric Potts ... Mr. Hathershaw
Michael Rookledge ... Man on Beach

Paul Shane ... Mayor

Michael Wardle ... Man in Guest House
Lori Wells ... Mrs. Britchenor
Frank Windsor ... Mr. Walker
Edward Woodcock ... Victor
Steven Woodcock ... Station Announcer (uncredited)

Directed by
Steven Woodcock 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steven Woodcock 

Produced by
Julie Woodcock .... executive producer
Steven Woodcock .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Hammer 
Cinematography by
Gordon Hickie 
Film Editing by
David Aspinall 
Heidi Stiene 
Steve Woffenden 
Casting by
Julie Staff 
Production Design by
Christopher Sutton 
Makeup Department
Collette Cosburn .... assistant makeup artist
Lindsey Genter .... makeup assistant
Hannah Mallatratt .... assistant makeup artist
Barbara Taylor .... hair designer
Barbara Taylor .... makeup designer
Production Management
Brian Hardman .... post-production supervisor
Julie Heath .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Greveson .... assistant director
Tom Pardoe .... assistant director
Art Department
Robert Beal .... construction manager
Lee Canty .... standby props
Nicholas Canty .... standby props
Jack Moss .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Mark Atkinson .... additional sound mixing
Simon Baker-Smith .... dubbing editor
Harry Brookes .... sound recordist
John Brown Jr. .... second boom operator
Malcolm Davies .... sound mixer
David Lynch .... boom operator
John Wood .... dubbing mixer
Visual Effects by
Lynn Nealon .... digital retouching
Camera and Electrical Department
Genevieve Atlas .... clapper loader
Amar Barn .... focus puller
Kornel Brzezinski .... grip (as Kornel Dunin-Brzezinski)
Bruce Jackson .... focus puller
Martin Pauline .... camera assistant
Morgan Peline .... floor electrician
Dan Rack .... focus puller
Steve Rosewell .... clapper loader
Steve Wood .... camera technician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane Bogunovic .... wardrobe assistant
Janet Conroy .... wardrobe supervisor
Joy Jones .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Geoff Burgess .... colorist
Rosemarie Dowson .... assistant editor
Jonathan Newton .... on-line editor
Chris Pape .... on-line editor
Paul Shields .... on-line editor
Dan Yeomans .... on-line editor
Other crew
Margaret Jewitt .... catering manager
Samar Pollitt .... production assistant
Louise Ready .... continuity

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Additional Details

92 min

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Unusually for a Director's Cut, the re-mastered version of the film for the British DVD release is nearly 15 minutes shorter than the American original. Most Director's cuts are longer.See more »


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7 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
f you consider yourself a purist, romanticist or idealist, you would appreciate this title!, 28 July 2009
Author: jkujo from Palo Alto, California

If you consider yourself a purist, romanticist or idealist, you would appreciate this title! Very subtle yet a captivating screenplay throughout. A magnificent portrayal of a woman's love that only could be brought by woman's heart. Devastatingly romantic story. I am quite impressed by the splendid talents of captivating leading casts, masterful director, screen writer and crew of those who made the creation of this Magnificent masterpiece possible. I would not call this movie a lesbian film. It deserves to be categorised as mainstream story of love and trust between women so beautifully and intimately portrayed

Since the beginning of civilisation philosophers, psychologists, many scholars and like had debated against the superiority of love that a woman can offer to all of man kinds (to both men and to women) . I personally view that of women are definitely superior to the others. Since the majority of us do not experience temporary loss of vision or complete loss of consciousness due to the required depth of sedation for major surgery such as open heart or open skull procedures. These procedures can cause tremendous trauma to your psyche. It is not unusual for patient and nurse to develop an almost like loving attachment to each other from the moment the nurse transfers you from a rolling bed to a recovery bed, then calling your name and caressing you as if rescuing you from desolated realm of unconscious. If you compare it with the same task performed by male surgical assistants at operating room ,you will be impressed with the fact that a woman's love is a priceless enlightenment. It is highly likely that someone like Ellen had finally awakened from a life-long repression to that enlightenment by following her own heart. Every female child has dreams of being swept up into a great adventure, of being the beautiful princess. Lamentably, when women grow up, they are often swept up into a life filled merely with demands, duty and responsibility. Many women are tired, struggling under the senseless pressure to be of a faithful servant, or a caregiver for children, husband or father and like. If Chen An had realised that demands from her father were unreasonable, the both girls could have survived. I have known an award winning blind female writer and her nurse companion who helped her publishing her novels until the end of writer's life age 72. The nurse died next summer found afloat on River Kamo during Gion Festival (Buddhist Spiritual season) leaving a will to be buried next to the writer. In fact I have seen them twice together on the bridge across a pond within the property of an ancient Buddhist temple in 1970's. Nurse were eyes to the writer and describing everything that the nurse can see. The both women looked very beautiful radiating the glory of love between them. They both were descendant of ancient noble families go back to 11th century and their presence seemed to enhance the tranquillity of the mid-autumn setting. I could not help but wishing their happy union forever from the moment I saw the strength and intensity of woman's love. I have always been a straight male, However, it has forever changed my attitude about woman's love. So let's wish the two women best luck and let them pursue their happiness! Julien Kujo a.k.a.,Pinecloud, Palo Alto, CA., USA

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