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The Girl in a Swing (1988)

A London art broker goes to Copenhagen where he requires the services of a secretary fluent in Danish, English, and German. He falls deeply in love with the woman, despite the fact that he ... See full summary »

Director:

Gordon Hessler

Writers:

Richard Adams (novel), Gordon Hessler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meg Tilly ... Karin
Rupert Frazer Rupert Frazer ... Alan
Nicholas Le Prevost ... The Vicar
Elspet Gray ... Mrs. Dresland
Lynsey Baxter ... Barbara
Jean Boht Jean Boht ... Mrs. Taswell
Lorna Heilbron ... Flick
Ljuba Castot Ljuba Castot ... Child in Water
Helen Cherry ... Lady Alice
Mogens Dalsgaard Mogens Dalsgaard ... Concert Pianist
Su Elliot Su Elliot ... Nurse
June Ellis June Ellis ... Lady at Auction
Patrick Godfrey ... Coroner
Ebbe Langberg Ebbe Langberg ... Per Simonsen
Preston Lockwood Preston Lockwood ... Man at Sothebys
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A London art broker goes to Copenhagen where he requires the services of a secretary fluent in Danish, English, and German. He falls deeply in love with the woman, despite the fact that he knows virtually nothing about her. She insists on not being married in a church, and after they are married, some bad things from her past begin surfacing in subtly supernatural ways, and he must find the best way to deal with them without destroying their relationship. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rapariga do Baloiço See more »

Filming Locations:

Denmark See more »

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Gross USA:

$747,013
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Production Co:

Panorama See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color
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Interesting but plodding.
30 December 2001 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

"The Girl in a Swing" is nicely filmed in worldwide locales, but the director plays too much with the limits of the audience's patience. Yes, the transition from conventional romance to psychological-supernatural thriller has to be done methodically, but the pacing of this film is TORTUROUSLY slow. The plot only starts picking up after about 80 minutes. And although the main reason for the heroine's "unstable" behavior IS finally revealed (in fact, you may have already guessed it by then), other details (for example, the man's hallucinations) remain unresolved. Both leads are well-cast....but oh, that Meg Tilly's obnoxious, overdone German accent! (**)


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