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The Man in the Attic ()


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Based on a true story. An older woman hides her younger lover in the attic of her house for years without her husband suspecting.

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Krista / Wife
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Joseph / Husband
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Edward / Krista's lover
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Gary
Deborah Drakeford ...
Amy
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Reporter
Martha Cronyn ...
Mary / Maid
Toby Proctor ...
Karl / Krista and Edward's son
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Leslie / Edward's girlfriend
Judith Orban ...
Mrs. Meyer / Edward's landlady
Bruce Vavrina ...
Joe / Detective
Richard Liss ...
Waiter
James Mainprize ...
Mayor
Pixie Bigelow ...
Mayor's wife
Tedde Moore ...
Another wife
Sam Malkin ...
Guard
Christopher Marren ...
Charles
James Binkley ...
Officer

Directed by

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Graeme Campbell

Written by

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Norman Winski ... (book "Sex and the Criminal Mind") (case history)
 
Norman Winski ... (story)
 
Duane Poole ... (teleplay) &
Tom Swale ... (teleplay)

Produced by

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Donald March ... executive producer
James Nadler ... co-executive producer
Brian Leslie Parker ... producer
Peter Alan Sussman ... executive producer (as Peter Sussman)

Music by

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Louis Natale ... (as Lou Natale)

Cinematography by

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Dick Bush

Film Editing by

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Ralph Brunjes

Editorial Department

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Jane Crust ... post-production coordinator
Cynthia Pandev ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Deirdre Bowen
Tina Gerussi
Darlene Kaplan

Production Design by

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Susan Longmire

Art Direction by

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Alta Louise Doyle

Set Decoration by

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Christine MacLean

Costume Design by

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Trysha Bakker

Makeup Department

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Katarina Chovanec ... key hair stylist
Anne Morgan ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Ava Stone ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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John Harcourt ... post-production supervisor
Sandie Pereira ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Anthony Browne ... third assistant director (as Tony Browne)
Reid A. Dunlop ... first assistant director
Eric S. Potechin ... second assistant director
Aline Robichaud ... trainee assistant director

Art Department

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Garth Brunt ... buyer
Theresa Buckley ... on-set dresser
Thomas Carnegie ... second assistant art director
Kirk Cheney ... construction manager
Imre de Jonge ... props
Alan Doucette ... property master
Otto Fondan ... key scenic artist
Juanita Holden ... third assistant art director
David Johnston ... sculptor
Jane Manchee ... property buyer
Doug McCullough ... lead set dresser
Mark McGann ... set dresser
Chas Mitchell ... scenic artist
Julian Peters ... set dresser
Jacqueline Schoub ... draughtsman
Jim Veale ... head carpenter
Wayne Wightman ... first assistant art director

Sound Department

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Chris Bottomley ... boom operator
Jack Buchanan ... sound recordist
Camille Crawford ... sound effects assistant
Mark Gingras ... sound effects editor
Wayne Griffin ... dialogue editor
Richard Partlow ... foley artist (as Rick Partlow)
Donna Powell ... foley artist
Lou Solakofski ... re-recording mixer
Orest Sushko ... re-recording mixer
Stuart French ... production sound mixer (uncredited)

Stunts

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Jamie Jones ... stunts
Sue Parker ... stunts
Bryan Renfro ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Bakker ... best boy electric
Morgan Carpenter ... generator operator
Christopher Dean ... key grip
Gord Forbes ... grip
Marni Grossman ... still photographer
Duane Gullison ... assistant chief lighting technician / electrician
Robert Hicks ... electrician
Barry Horsely ... grip
Philip Lanthier ... best boy grip
David Moxness ... gaffer
David Niven ... first assistant camera
Lisa Pilcher ... second assistant camera
Tad Seaborn ... camera trainee
John Medland ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sylvie Bonniere ... assistant costume designer
Isabel De Biasio ... wardrobe mistress
Kathleen Meade ... assistant costume designer
Laurie Munday ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Christien Burgham ... location assistant
Arthur Clarke ... location manager
Greg Holmgren ... location assistant

Transportation Department

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Mac Day ... driver captain
Fran Hendry ... driver
Bill Kelly ... driver
Dave Kinnear ... driver: cast
Dave Perich ... daily driver
Marty Pickett ... driver: honeywagon
Robert Smith ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Josée Brodeur ... assistant accountant
Shannon Collier ... photo double
Maribeth Daley ... production coordinator
Christopher Dunk ... production office assistant
Ruth Dyer ... publicist
Susan Marucci ... script supervisor
Finn Neilsen ... gun handler
Lionel Purcell ... animal handler
James Robb ... dialogue assistant (as Jim Robb)
Rebecca Ruddle ... assistant: Ms. Archer
Elaine Scott ... business affairs
Elizabeth Senyi ... production secretary (as Liz Senyi)
Jim Sternberg ... production accountant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A true story from 1910s; the story of Edward who is hidden in an attic by his older lover, Krista. She is a bored housewife of a factory owner, Joseph. After the death of her son, she takes comfort by spending time with young Edward Broder, a teen employee of her husband's factory. Their relationship soon turns more serious, and the two become secret lovers. In an effort to conceal the relationship from her husband, she hides him in her attic. Their affair lasts over 20 years, despite her eventual boredom and lack of devotion to her enslaved and now obsessed lover. The strange situation comes to a head one night when Edward and Krista's husband have a violent confrontation. Written by lament

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Also Known As
  • L'amour en cage (France)
  • Der Killer aus dem Schatten (Germany)
  • Doble traición (Spain)
  • O Homem do Sótão (Brazil)
  • Человек на чердаке (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Trivia The house which Krista and Joseph Heldmann live in at the beginning of the movie is the same house which was used in Sally and Saint Anne (1952). See more »
Movie Connections Version of The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968). See more »
Soundtracks MY HEART OF HEARTS See more »

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