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Howard Davies

Writers:

David Hare (play), David Hare (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliet Stevenson ... Isobel Coleridge
Joanne Whalley ... Katherine Coleridge (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
Penelope Wilton ... Marion French
Neil Pearson ... Patrick Steadman
Alan Howard ... Tom French
Robert Stephens ... Max Lopert
Hilton McRae Hilton McRae ... Norman
Robert Glenister ... Jeremy
Richard Long Richard Long ... 3rd Businessman
Finty Williams ... Greta
Saira Todd Saira Todd ... Kiki
Julia Lane ... June Allardyce
Philip Voss ... Civil Servant
Diane Fletcher Diane Fletcher ... Day Nurse
Janet Steel Janet Steel ... Night Nurse
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Katherine is a basically miserable and mentally unstable woman who is married to even-aged Isobel's father, who is the only one willing to give Katherine the unconditional love that she craves lest her inner chaos should wholly consume her. For any kind of peace of mind, she is consequently entirely dependent on him. As, however, her husband dies (of natural causes), Katherine quite instinctively transfers her primal need for all-encompassing care to his daughter, Isobel. As this is a serious intrusion upon her and her boyfriend's private life, Isobel rejects Katherine - at first. She soon realizes that Katherine needs her attention more than her boyfriend, whom she then opts to leave, to go and live with Katherine in her father's countryside cottage. The last scenes of the movie, not to be revealed here, raises the question of who, after all, were the more needful of Isobel's love. Written by Tue Sorensen <jensb@mi.aau.dk>

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Rated R for strong sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1994 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Exmoor, Somerset, England, UK

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Woof...
7 July 1999 | by inframanSee all my reviews

What a tedious turgid boring mess. This is a classic example of all that is wrong with contemporary English theater & film. About as exciting as a closet full of dirty socks. The very opposite of living film. Only the presence of Joanne Whalley gives it any spark.


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