In a Dark Place (2006)

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The disturbed arts teacher, Anna Veigh, is hired by Mr. Laing as a governess to raise Flora and her brother Miles. Anna believes that the ghosts of the former governess, Miss Jessel, and ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miss Grose
Christian Olson ...
Gabrielle Adam ...
Graham Pountney ...
Mr. James
Jonathan Fox ...
Mr. Laing
Thomas Sanne ...
Patrick Dechesne ...
Gintare Parulyte ...
Miss Jessel
Cleo Rotunno ...
Small Girl
Sascha Ley ...
1st Receptionist
Véronique Fauconnet ...
2nd Receptionist
Angela Milne ...


The disturbed arts teacher, Anna Veigh, is hired by Mr. Laing as a governess to raise Flora and her brother Miles. Anna believes that the ghosts of the former governess, Miss Jessel, and housekeeper, Peter Quint, are in the property haunting the children, and she decides to help them to face the spirits and get their souls free. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for some sexual content/nudity and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dark Places  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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The book that Anna reads in bed is the 1994 Penguin Books edition of "The Turn of the Screw" by Henry James, on which this movie is based. See more »


When Flora is playing hide & seek with Miles, her accent suddenly disappears. See more »


Version of Otra vuelta de tuerca (1981) See more »

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Leelee Sobieski, how could you?
20 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was walking past In A Dark Place one day at a rental store and I saw Leelee Sobieski on the cover of the film. It looked something similar to recent movies such as The Return and The Grudge, which I thought both of those films were very satisfying, even though this ended up being nothing like them really, so I decided to give this movie a try.

At first, it looked really cool, when I put it in that is. The first near hour or so were fine, just fine, nothing special, but I was enjoying the build up and performances to an extent. Then, it took a turn for the worst. Everything started going horribly wrong and as the film dragged on I became more depressed, and more depressed with how the outcome of the film was turning out. The storyline just gets so ridiculously poor and overrated, and everything they had built up with mildly entertaining values were thrown out the window near the end of the film.

Why, how, Leelee, I thought you were great! What made you take part in this movie when you saw how the character development is demolished in the last half hour, or did you even notice? Sure, there was some stuff I found in the movie that was entertaining, I have already stated that, but I felt as if my insides were going to explode from how horrible the last half hour of the film was and how horrifically boring and inane Sobieski and everyone elses' character became.

If you love Leelee Sobieski enough, avoid this movie, because I really was expecting more from her and the movie itself seeing as how I enjoy her as an actress. I'm sure her heart will thank you if you don't watch this, for now every time she hears about her role in this film, as often as that probably isn't, I bet she falls to the ground and bursts into tears. . .

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