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The Secret Rapture (1993)

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 ... See full summary »

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Howard Davies

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

Entusiasmo Secreto See more »

Filming Locations:

Exmoor, Somerset, England, UK

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Intense, multidimensional I really enjoyed it
6 September 1999 | by MelmSee all my reviews

I finally rented this video after searching for it for many months. Initially I only wanted to see it because I'm an out and out Neil Pearson fan (Patrick, boyfriend of Isobel, the lead). However, the movie stands up very well without Neil (although he handles himself very well in this movie, he is overshadowed by the three main female characters). It's an eerie, intense movie, the sort the Brits do so well - definitely a "chick flick" the house and it's isolated setting giving the movie an almost "Wuthering Heights" aura. The movie is full of tension and the ending, shocking, yet somehow inevitable. I'm glad I watched it, it was worth the wait


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