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The Intended -- A woman and her young lover arrive at a Malaysian ivory trading post, unleashing greed, murder and madness onto the outpost's inhabitants. This riveting drama stars Janet McTeer, Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker.
The Intended -- A period drama/thriller about a surveyor and his fianc�e who arrive in a remote Malaysian trading post and encounter a closed-fisted ivory trader and her ill-meaning family.


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A period drama/thriller about a surveyor and his fiancée who arrive in a remote Malaysian trading post and encounter a closed-fisted ivory trader and her ill-meaning family. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Janet McTeer ... Sarah Morris

Olympia Dukakis ... Erina

Brenda Fricker ... Mrs. Jones

Tony Maudsley ... William Jones

JJ Feild ... Hamish Winslow (as JJ Field)

David Bradley ... The Priest

Philip Jackson ... Norton

Robert Pugh ... Le Blanc
John Matthew Lau ... Judas
Thomas Goh ... Jalak
Michael J. Langgi ... Ugat

Directed by
Kristian Levring 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kristian Levring 
Janet McTeer 

Produced by
Bob Berney .... co-executive producer
Malene Blenkov .... producer
Sally Hibbin .... executive producer
Patricia Kruijer .... producer
Original Music by
Matthew Herbert 
Cinematography by
Jens Schlosser 
Film Editing by
Andrew McClelland 
Nicholas Wayman-Harris 
Casting by
Joyce Nettles 
Production Design by
Lars Nielsen 
Art Direction by
Errol Kelly 
Costume Design by
Dinah Collin 
Makeup Department
Marella Shearer .... hair designer
Marella Shearer .... makeup designer
Production Management
Edgar Ong .... production manager
Jackie Vance .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hairul Salleh Askor .... assistant director
Matthew Gallagher .... second assistant director
Charlie Leech .... first assistant director
Charlie Leech .... second unit director
Art Department
Simon Bang .... storyboard artist
Thomas Karlsen .... property master
Dyan Ong .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Philip Barnes .... adr editor
Philip Barnes .... dialogue editor
Wayne Brooks .... sound effects editor
Patrick Oldacre .... boom operator
Alan Sallabank .... sound re-recording mixer
Stuart Wilson .... production sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Simon Baker .... Steadicam operator
Simon Baker .... camera operator: "b" camera
Tim Dean .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Cooke .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Douglas Ray .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Other crew
Judy Dixon .... press publicist
Gavin Makinson .... production coordinator
Leigh Pickford .... production assistant
Fiona Spillard .... pre-production coordinator

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Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity and some violence
Canada:110 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | USA:110 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ (cable rating) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Finland:K-15 | Singapore:M18 | USA:R


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A bit of a slow-moving film, 10 December 2009
Author: smatysia ( from Houston

A bit of a slow-moving film. A nice period piece, set in a remote trading post in Nineteen-Twenties Malaysia. It is sort of a study of isolation, as the route in or out is closed half of the year until the monsoon rains raise the river level enough for boat traffic. Many of the characters are quite odd, and more than a little creepy. The actors seem to have played these parts well. I wouldn't have recognized Olypia Dukakis if I hadn't known she was in the cast, and she played the not-too-bright Russian housekeeper/nanny pretty well. The star, Janet McTeer, with whom I was not familiar, played the forty-ish consort of a 28-ish surveyor/engineer, very, very well. She bravely looked less attractive than she could be, to match the period and setting.

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