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
Not horrible, but at the end of the day- it's contrived chick flick stupidity.
I was enjoying this film right up until the last 15 minutes or so where they tried to tie everything up and be poetic and all that good stuff and a bag of chips. The ending removed all hope that this movie was leading into something good. I like the backdrop and the characters and some of the plot and for all that- you should take a peek. Yet this movie has a horrible and painful flaw of a ridiculous plot twist that when introduced, will remove all ability to take this movie seriously anymore. You'll know it when you see it.
So if you understand you are watching a mortally wounded script that is still interesting then you can get some entertainment out of this because it does have an interesting little drama to play out.
PLOT: To a Scottish farm woman- a dutch handyman who arrives is a whole lot more interesting than her blind cranky farmer husband. She is tragic in that the worst luck befalls her men. As romance starts to fill up the air so does tragedy.
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