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I Start Counting (1970)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 27 November 1970 (Ireland)
A 14-year-old girl coming to terms with her sexuality, discovers that her adored older brother may be guilty of a series of bizarre sex crimes.

Director:

David Greene

Writers:

Richard Harris (screenplay), Audrey Erskine-Lindop (from the novel by) (as Audrey Erskine Lindop)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jenny Agutter ... Wynne
Bryan Marshall ... George
Clare Sutcliffe Clare Sutcliffe ... Corinne
Simon Ward ... Conductor
Gregory Phillips Gregory Phillips ... Len
Lana Morris ... Leonie
Billy Russell Billy Russell ... Granddad
Madge Ryan ... Mother
Michael Feast ... Jim
Fay Compton ... Mrs. Bennett
Lally Bowers ... Aunt Rene
Charles Lloyd Pack Charles Lloyd Pack ... Priest at School
Lewis Fiander ... Priest at Church
Gordon Richardson Gordon Richardson ... Tramp
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A 14-year-old girl coming to terms with her sexuality, discovers that her adored older brother may be guilty of a series of bizarre sex crimes.

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Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1970 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Empieza a cantar See more »

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Production Co:

Triumvirate Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Lana Morris's last film. See more »

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Children
Written by Basil Kirchin, John A. Coleman, Jack Nathan and Pat Ryan
Sung by Tony Kingston
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A forgotten gem of British psychological horror.
20 January 2010 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

A 14-year old Catholic girl Wynne(Jenny Agutter)falls in love with her older adoptive brother.Her crush is growing stronger as she believes that he is the local sex killer of young girls."I Start Counting" is a subtle exploitation film which touches several taboo subject matters including incest,drugs,rape and teenage sexuality.The story is fascinating and often confusing and the film is full of symbolism.The purity and innocence of Wynne slowly becomes corrupted.The girl believes she sees the statue of Jesus in church weeping blood.The climax of "I Start Counting" is very powerful and memorable.Along with "Night After Night After Night" a forgotten genre essential from late 60's.8 out of 10.


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