While doing her rounds in the Scottish countryside, Doctor Caroline Lamar comes upon a hitchhiker, and offers him a lift. Young Danish backpacker Mike Hammershoi explains that he is looking... See full summary »
While doing her rounds in the Scottish countryside, Doctor Caroline Lamar comes upon a hitchhiker, and offers him a lift. Young Danish backpacker Mike Hammershoi explains that he is looking for work in the area, and so she points him in the direction of Black's farm, an isolated steading. Francis Black, the owner, who is blind, and lives there with his ailing mother Bella, and enigmatic young wife Rachel, tells Mike he can work in the yard. But put off by the foreboding atmosphere, Mike declines. A chance encounter with Rachel, however, persuades him to stay and settle in. Since the accident that blinded him two years earlier, Francis has become incresingly bitter, and sensing hs young wife's attraction to the stranger, orders him to leave. But rather than force them apart, Mike's imminent departure only serves to bind teh two in a passionate relationship that will ultimately have dark consequences for them all. Written by
I don't deny the fact that there was some tense moments throughout the film, but there was not enough substance to keep me entertained. The plot was not as deep as i had hoped and was very straight forward.
I had expected a lot more from this film, as the setting and build up to the story are fantastic. The location is was brilliant and the actor who plays Francis was excellent. As the story continued i felt let down. There was not enough to keep me interested and began to feel bored and frustrated (as did all the other people who left the cinema during the screening).
Possibly worth a look, but i recommend you try something else . . . . .
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