5.9/10
3,167
55 user 18 critic

The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 25 April 1996 (Germany)
After the death of his strictly religious parents, forlorn young Darkly gets lost in the woods. A truck driver, Jude, rescues the exhausted man, who has only a bible for comfort. He brings ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the 1950's, a young boy living with his troublesome family in rural USA fantasizes that a neighboring widow is actually a vampire, responsible for a number of disappearances in the area.

Director: Philip Ridley
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Lindsay Duncan, Jeremy Cooper
Heartless I (2009)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jamie Morgan, a young man with a large heart-shaped birthmark on his face, discovers that there are demons on the streets of East London.

Director: Philip Ridley
Stars: Jim Sturgess, Luke Treadaway, Clémence Poésy
Gimlet (1995)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Julia runs a trendy bar in Barcelona. She treats men with caution, believing one can love too much and invite pain. She's been dating Pablo, one of her waiters. After his grisly murder (his... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Acosta
Stars: Ángela Molina, Viggo Mortensen, Abel Folk
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A private eye shadows a female serial killer of men all over the U.S. without her knowing as he, strangely enough, occasionally acts as her guardian angel.

Director: Stephan Elliott
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ashley Judd, Patrick Bergin
Vincent River (TV Movie 2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Directors: Bernard Alapetite, Cyril Legann
Stars: Cyrille Thouvenin, Marianne Epin
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Based on the powerful novel by Ray Loriga. A young man and a young girl's lives are united under dramatic circumstances. He has just shot a security guard in the face who had accused him of... See full summary »

Director: Ray Loriga
Stars: Daniel González, Nico Bidasolo, Andrés Gertrúdix
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The film is a biblical soap-opera whose action unfolds in the Californian desert. Karen and Wes's marriage is crumbling apart - like a sandcastle. Karen can't even make love to her husband ... See full summary »

Director: Lech Majewski
Stars: Andy Rivera, Alhassane Barry, David Baty
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A strange man owns a self-storage facility and lives in a reality of his own, until reality comes crashing down.

Director: Percy Adlon
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Lolita Davidovich, Brendan Fraser
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The last days of Frankenstein (1931) Director James Whale are explored.

Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An American FBI agent is lured away by the Japanese Mafia--the Yakuza--in this action film.

Director: Frank A. Cappello
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Ryo Ishibashi, Michael Nouri
The Crew (1994)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Reluctantly Bill agrees to spend a weekend on his brother-in-law's boat in the Bahamas. But he and his wife are not the only invited passengers, and instead of a few relaxing days at sea ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Colpaert
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Donal Logue, Jeremy Sisto
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A hopelessly depressed woman's life turns around when she purchases a magic Black Velvet Pantsuit.

Director: William Butler
Stars: Penny Hamilton, Mark Nassar, Leslie Jordan
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Darkly Noon
... Callie
... Clay
... Jude
... Roxy
... Quincy
... Ma
Mel Cobb ... Pa
... Ringmaster
Gabriele Binder ... Ringmaster's Family (as Gabi Binder)
Maximilliam Paul ... Ringmaster's Family
Knut Samel ... Ringmaster's Family
Dog ... Dunia
Edit

Storyline

After the death of his strictly religious parents, forlorn young Darkly gets lost in the woods. A truck driver, Jude, rescues the exhausted man, who has only a bible for comfort. He brings him to the house of Callie and Clay, two lovers who live in the forest. While Clay is away in the forest, beautiful Callie nurses Darkly back to health, and he develops an obsession with her that is totally contrary to his upbringing - a sexual obsession. When Clay returns home and Darkly sees the two lovers kiss, it is too much for him. Every night he hears them making love. Darkly's descent into madness has begun... An extremely dramatical and exciting ending! Written by Frank Wallner <wallnerf@informatik.tu-muenchen.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When your deepest desire becomes your worst nightmare...


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

25 April 1996 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Darkly Noon  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Although set in the American Deep South, this was actually filmed in Germany. See more »

Quotes

Ringmaster: Can you help us? Do you know the way out?
Callie: [pause] Yes.
See more »

Soundtracks

Who Will Love Me Now?
Written by Nick Bicât and Philip Ridley
Performed by PJ Harvey
© 1995 Island Records Limited
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Passion, Religion and Insanity
20 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

While driving through the forest to the isolated house of the lovers Callie (Ashley Judd) and Clay (Viggo Mortensen), the driver Jude (Loren Dean) finds a young man fainted on the road. He rescues the stranger and the sensual Callie welcomes him while Clay is retired in the woods. When he awakes, he tells his name, Darkly Noon (Brendan Fraser), and explains that his religious parents had been killed in their house by the furious locals and he had successfully escaped with his bible. Clay returns and accepts the presence of the new-comer in his house. Along the next days, Darkly becomes sexually obsessed by the sexy Callie and uses flagellation to punish himself for his desire. When the confused Darkly meets the deranged widow Roxy (Grace Zabriskie) in the woods, she tells him that Callie is a witch that killed her husband and that bewitches young men. When Roxy commits suicide, the insanity of the fanatic Darkly leads him to punish the sinners.

"The Passion of Darkly Noon" is another excellent and underrated movie of director Philip Ridley. I do not understand how this awesome director has only two movies in his filmography (the other is fantastic "The Reflecting Skin"). Today I have watched "The Passion of Darkly Noon" for the second time and this movie still very impressive. The story has drama, romance, eroticism and suspense, supported by magnificent direction, top-notch performances, beautiful landscapes and an awesome soundtrack. In 1995, Brendan Fraser proved for me that he is a great actor with his performance of a young man living in a conflictive situation between his religious credo and his carnal desire in spite of being miscast, since his character is a kid and Brendan was twenty-seven year-old in 1995, the same age of the sexy Ashley Judd (both were born in 1968). This gorgeous actress in her first lead role has an extremely sexy performance, with some of the hottest scenes of the cinema history with the great actor Viggo Mortensen. Unfortunately this disturbing movie is recommended for very specific audiences only. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Paixões na Floresta" ("Passions in the Forest")


14 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 55 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial