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Vigil (1984)

Not Rated | | Drama | 15 August 1986 (USA)
A lonely girl living on an isolated, mist-cloaked farm is confronted with the changes wrought by a stranger that arrives.

Director:

Vincent Ward

Writers:

Vincent Ward (screenplay), Graeme Tetley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penelope Stewart Penelope Stewart ... Elizabeth Peers
Frank Whitten ... Ethan Ruir
Bill Kerr ... Birdie
Fiona Kay Fiona Kay ... Lisa Peers (Toss)
Gordon Shields Gordon Shields ... Justin Peers
Arthur Sutton Arthur Sutton
Bob Morrison Bob Morrison
Snow Turner Snow Turner
Lloyd Grundy Lloyd Grundy
Bill Liddy Bill Liddy
Joseph Ritai Joseph Ritai
Maurice Trewern Maurice Trewern
Josie Herlihy Josie Herlihy
Eric Griffin
Sadie Marriner Sadie Marriner
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A lonely girl living on an isolated, mist-cloaked farm is confronted with the changes wrought by a stranger that arrives.

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dojrzewanie See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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21 January 2007 | by Citizenkenn_1-1See all my reviews

At the starting scene of the movie, I did not know what to expect..as I continued to watching..I began to drawn to each character in their own way in the movie as in the connection between the mother, the grandfather, the poacher (the stranger).All together in one. But the real star in the story is TOSS- the little girl who witness her father's death. Throughout the whole movie, one begin to see how she is coping by her father's departure and somewhat feel alienated she wore an hawk-like hat to cover her face from the rest of the world ..and coming of age to discover who she really is and most of all the value of her womanhood.

The movie is a bit slow but it has a nice background based on its time, kinda bluish-gray mixing with different weathers during the scenes which made it magnificent and captivating to watch..Don't expect drama or actions..This movie is somewhat for the innocent. Just a feel-good movie. Go your nearest store; buy or rent it. You will enjoy it..


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