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A troubled young man retreats from the big city and his ex-wife for the tranquility of a small town. He is drawn into a relationship with a young woman whose boyfriend goes missing, leaving the new arrival as a suspect.

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Robert Forrester
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Jenny Thierolf
Karl Pruner ...
Mr. Jaffe
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Lavigne Client
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Jack Neilson
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Greg Wyncoop
R.D. Reid ...
Mr. Kolbe
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Nickie Grace
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Robert's Lawyer (as Constantine Alex Karzis)
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Nickie's Lawyer
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Elaine
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Sally Nielson
Robbie Campbell ...
Walt Neilson
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Susie Escham
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Bill
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A young woman becomes inexplicably attracted to a man who is stalking her. When her boyfriend goes missing, the stalker is the immediate suspect, until a game of jealousy and betrayal turns deadly. Written by Anonymous

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What would you do if someone was watching you?

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Scott Speedman was originally up for the role of Greg Wyncoop. See more »

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After Robert's landlord inquires about Robert moving out, a city shot is shown. The city shot is filmed in Seattle, near the I-90/I-5 interchange...with the Smith Tower off to the left. See more »

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Version of Der Schrei der Eule (1987) See more »

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Melancholic Thriller
7 March 2011 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The depressed and needy designer Robert Forrester (Paddy Considine) has just moved from New York to work in the Lavigne Aeronautics in a small town. Robert is under pressure and stalking Jenny Thierolf (Julia Stiles), sneaking around the woods every night to see the happiness of the young woman that lives alone in an isolated house. Robert is divorcing from his manipulative and cynical wife Nickie Grace (Caroline Dhavernas)in New York and is not interested in another relationship at that moment. When Jenny sees Robert snooping her, he introduces himself and she surprisingly invites him to talk to her and drink a coffee. When Jenny's boyfriend Greg Wyncoop (James Gilbert) proposes her, she realizes that she does not love him and breaks up with Greg. Then Jenny falls in love with Robert and pursues him everywhere; however Robert does not want to commit with her. Robert is loathed by Greg's friends and one day, Greg forces Robert's car off the road and attacks Robert, but Robert hits him in self-defense and leaves Greg unconscious nearby a river. When Greg goes missing, Robert becomes the prime-suspect of the police. He loses his promotion; he is suspended from his job; his friend Jack Neilson (Gord Rand) leaves him; his landlord asks his house back; and Jenny commits suicide. When Robert is shot on the street, he is sure that the responsible is Greg, but nobody believes in his words.

"The Cry of the Owl" is a melancholic thriller based on a novel of Patricia Highsmith and a remake of a Claude Chabrol's film of 1987 that unfortunately I have not had the chance to see yet. The story is engaging and sad and the performances are top-notch. The beauty of Caroline Dhavernas' eyes and face is impressive and her character Nickie Grace is a real bitch. The jinx of Robert Forrester is credible despite some stupid attitudes. The conclusion is open to interpretations and I Intend to compare with Chabrol's film. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Vôo da Coruja" ("The Flight of the Owl")


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