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Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?

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Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?

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Every girl has her secrets.


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Rated R for some bloody images, sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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17 May 2012 (United Arab Emirates)  »

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Die Sehnsucht der Falter  »

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$2,276 (USA) (20 April 2012)

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$3,838 (USA) (27 April 2012)
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The classical piece Ernessa plays on piano is Chopin's Nocturne no. 1. Lily Cole actually suggested a few different pieces to the director and chose this piece, which she had never heard before. See more »

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Rebecca: You're wrong. The good things I remember about my father - the walks we took, the fairy tales he read to me - they all really happened.
Ernessa: He read you other fairy tales that you forgot.
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Ernessa: # My mother, she butchered me. My father, he ate me. My sister, little Anne-Marie, she gathered up the bones of me, and tied them in a silken cloth to lay under the juniper. Tweet, tweet, what a pretty bird am I! #
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Blow Away
Written by Lukas Burton and Alison Sudol
Performed by Alison Sudol (as A Fine Frenzy)
Licensed courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd
Published by WB Music Corp./Ampstar Music/Wowch Music (BMI)
All rights on behalf of itself and Ampstar Music
Administered by WB Music Corp. All rights reserved
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Very big waste of time
20 March 2012 | by (st muttonspielberg) – See all my reviews

I only watched this movie because I noticed the director had worked on something I really enjoyed before. But this film was pretty much a disappointment. Everything in the movie seems to just be "said", not actually acted. You feel no depth in the characters, their relationships just have to be "accepted" by the viewer. It all seemed very mechanized but I was at least hoping for some sort of greater point to it all (which of course never came) There's no explanation whatsoever as to why the characters behave the way they do, no motivation for their actions. It seems more like they are robots with predefined roles, instead of actual representations of human beings. I honestly have no idea what the target audience for this was, it's not romantic, it's not horror, not much of a mystery. It's basically a lame pseudo-emotional film with hints of horror (very mild hints mind you!).


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