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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.

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Penelope Stewart ... Elizabeth Peers
Frank Whitten ... Ethan Ruir
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Fiona Kay ... Lisa Peers (Toss)
Gordon Shields ... Justin Peers
Arthur Sutton
Bob Morrison
Snow Turner
Lloyd Grundy
Bill Liddy
Joseph Ritai
Maurice Trewern
Josie Herlihy
Eric Griffin
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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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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