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Release Date:
22 September 2003 (UK) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Peter Davison ... Robert

Niamh Cusack ... Tina
Adrian Lukis ... Matthew
Heather Cameron-McLintock ... Amy Lewis (as Heather Louise Cameron)

Sandra Huggett ... Carol Lewis

Caroline Loncq ... Stella
Joseph Friend ... Charlie Lewis
Sadie Shimmin ... Debbie
Jax Williams ... Pauline
Patrick Pearson ... Anthony

Amanda Walker ... Tina's Mother
Jenny Howe ... Registrar
Philip Wright ... Customer
Ashvin-Kumar Joshi ... Policeman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Will Harrow ... Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Sarah Harding 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Humble 

Produced by
Charles Elton .... executive producer
Lars MacFarlane .... producer
Ian Scaife .... line producer
Original Music by
Jennie Muskett 
Cinematography by
David Higgs 
Film Editing by
David Rees 
Casting by
Laura Scott 
Production Design by
Malcolm Thornton 
Art Direction by
Leigh Walker 
Costume Design by
Amy Roberts 
Makeup Department
Jane Cole .... makeup supervisor
Christine Walmesley-Cotham .... makeup designer
Production Management
Chris Moore .... unit manager
Alasdair Whitelaw .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Crabtree .... first assistant director
Samantha-Jane Hunt .... third assistant director
Danny Pruett .... second assistant director
Art Department
Dempsey Cook .... property master
Gina Cromwell .... production buyer
Suzie Davies .... stand-by art director
Charlie Macher .... stand-by construction
Gary Martin .... dressing props
Ian Newton .... dressing props
Steve Protheroe .... stand-by construction
Kip Walker .... stand-by props
Stuart Walpole .... stand-by props
Sound Department
Jamie Caple .... dialogue editor
Blair Jollands .... sound effects editor
Billy Mahoney .... dubbing mixer
Ashley Reynolds .... sound maintenance
Andrew Sissons .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Bell .... electrician
Steve Blythe .... best boy
Dan Fontaine .... gaffer
Matthew Poynter .... camera focus
Erin Stevens .... clapper loader
Fred Todd .... electrician
Steve Weightman .... camera grip
Casting Department
Grace Browning .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giles Gale .... costume supervisor
Sarah Moore .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Chris Beeton .... colorist
Joel Corby .... assistant editor
Simon Giblin .... on-line editor
Location Management
Sam Breckman .... location manager
Dan Connolly .... location manager
Chris Moore .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Matt Robertson .... music programmer
Other crew
Julie Burnell .... production executive
Kirstie Edgar .... script supervisor
Rachel Heard .... production secretary
Pamela Joyce .... production coordinator
Christopher Lahr .... accounting assistant
Freya Pinsent .... production accountant
Esther Springer .... script editor

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Additional Details

UK:90 min (including commercials)
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
painfully perceptive and scarily gripping, 13 December 2005
Author: halpen567 from United Kingdom

I thought this was wonderful. It was that rare thing, a completely successful thriller - disturbing, gripping, and by the end really edge-of-the-seat stuff - that also managed to be psychologically complex. It was about an ex-husband (happily remarried to the statutory younger woman) who seems to have an ideal relationship with his ex-wife - to the extent that he even goes on holiday with his ex and their two young kids. He's the perfect 21st century liberal divorced father....Until that his ex-wife meets another man, when jealousy starts to kick in. And we see the caring ex-husband and father gradually becoming obsessed both with his ex-wife and her new bloke, and trying to turn her against him. And maybe he has a point - because she met him on the internet and knows very little about him....So is the ex-husband's obsession justified? After all, he needs to protect his kids from this stranger- and also his ex-wife....

The gradual tightening of tension is done with complete psychological conviction, and a painful - and painfully common - contemporary situation is pushed into highly disturbing, nightmarish territory.

It's so good it should be made into a movie instantly!!!

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