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The Cry of the Owl (2009)

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)
Marcia Laskowski ...
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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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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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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19 August 2009 (France)  »

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A bagoly kiáltása  »

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$11,500,000 (estimated)
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Paddy Considine and Julia Stiles worked together in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) See more »

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SPOILER:At the end of the movie Robert looks at Nickie's blood on his hand. It covers his palm as well as his fingers, but in the following shot the blood is only on his fingers. See more »

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Version of Le cri du hibou (1987) See more »

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Wholesome Way
Written by Sophie Michalitsianos
Performed by Sol Seppy
Courtesy of Gronland Records
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8 April 2011 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

Mathilda May won a César for her role in this film made by Claude Chabrol in 1987. This is a remake, and it stars Julia Stiles in the role of Jenny. I have been in love with Stiles ever since The Bourne Identity, and, while she will not be as good as May, she is still Julia Stiles, and that's enough for me.

Robert's (Paddy Considine) marriage has failed, and his method of dealing with depression is to stalk Jenny, thinking she has a great relationship with her partner.

The tables get turned, and she begins stalking him. If that is not enough, her boyfriend Greg (James Gilbert) keeps trying to kick his arse. But, then he disappears, and Robert is under suspicion.

Twists and turns abound as Robert tries to figure out who is trying to kill him while everyone thinks he is a killer.

The owl cries a lot in the film. I'm just not impressed with Considine, and the ending was abrupt.


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